During June 2008

Monday: Susan’s Final Day at ALA Anaheim

Today was my last day of the conference, although it continues until Wednesday for some of the higher echelon of ALA Division and committee folks. It has been my most action packed ALA conference to date and it’s been worth it (but I’m ready to head home!). My first meeting of the day started at... more

Susan’s ALA Sunday

ZSR Conference Gang Yesterday, I started out bright and early at the Alexander Street Press breakfast. Lauren had told me they typically have a dynamic speaker, and this year was no different. The subject focus was the Pentagon Papers, with a performance by actors from LA Theatre Works of a scene from Top Secret: The... more

ALA Monday with Lynn

Monday started with the second celebration of Susan’s ACRL/IS Innovation Award, this time at the Lexis-Nexis breakfast and this time a bit more grand. Susan gave remarks after accepting the award and was very kind to mention a number of Wake Forest people who supported her in the Embedded project, including Professors Smith and Hattery,... more

Lynn’s ALA Sunday

Sunday started out with an early morning breakfast with Kate Nevins on SOLINET business. She is thinking of taking me up on my offer to host the spring SOLINET meeting at Graylyn. That would be terrific! Next I attended a program of the ACRL Science and Technology Section (to which I belonged many years ago)... more

Susan’s ALA Saturday

I had a full conference packed day yesterday, attending programs and my committee meeting, touring the exhibit hall and finishing the day at a dinner party hosted by Lexis-Nexis, relating to the Innovation award. As Lynn said, there are so many programs to choose from on Saturday that I lined up 3 in each time... more

Wanda @ ALA

Wanda @ ALA As President of the Black Caucus of ALA, Friday was filled with orientation and executive meetings. During board orientation I encouraged new members to; take personal responsibility, maintain trust and credibility, remain true to their convictions, know what their assignments are, seek clear communication, be reliable and competent, take initiative, point out... more

Saturday at ALA with Lynn

I started the day with a quick visit to the exhibits. Here is a picture of my favorite vendor. Bill Kane at the Alibris booth Foregoing an opportunity to hear a discussion on Information Commons, I chose instead to hear Vernon Jordan in the “Auditorium Speakers” series. He started by telling the obligatory story about... more

Friday at ALA: Gearing Up

I learned that Friday at ALA Annual is a day where a bit is going on, but unless you have paid to attend a preconference or your committee is meeting, there is little “official” to attend. So I tried to combine a little productivity with experiencing the conference by setting up in the Convention Center... more

Susan At ALA Anaheim

Anaheim Convention Center It was a long day for me, as I’m sure is the case with all of the ZSR’ers who traveled all the way to Anaheim, CA for the 2008 Annual ALA Conference. Luckily, I took an early flight that was almost enjoyable: on time, no luggage charges, breakfast served, *early* arrival! I... more

Chris at 2008 NASIG Conference

This year, the North American Serials Interest Group met in Phoenix, Arizona for its annual conference. Steve Kelley and I represented ZSR at the conference, and the weather became It may have been a “dry heat”, but 103 degrees Fahrenheit was still hot in every sense. Thankfully, the conference was mostly held indoors and away... more