During January 2011

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Molly at ScienceOnline 2011

Two weeks ago, fresh on the heels of Midwinter, I hit the road again for yet another conference – ScienceOnline 2011. Fortunately SciO11 only had me traveling as far as the Sigma Xi headquarters in Research Triangle Park, where I spent the weekend learning about and debating the latest in the intersection of science, scholarship,... more

Amazon Beanstalk Webinar

Today Kevin, Barry, Erik and Tim attended an Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk webinar. Beanstalk is a new AWS service from Amazon that allows you to deploy Tomcat hosted applications using a Platform-as-a-Service model. Beanstalk is similar in scope to the Google Apps Engine and Heroku (among other PaaS providers) but is a bit different in... more

ALA Midwinter Wrap-up

Today Giz, Lynn, Ellen D., Lauren C. and Kaeley attended an ALA Midwinter conference wrap-up. It was an interesting session to see what some of the big sessions that people attended were. Lots of content on mobile and social focused technology. One element that got a lot of attention was the work of Jim Hahn... more

Lauren C. at ALA Midwinter San Diego 2011

Hot topics: demand-driven acquisitions -is selection dead?; deselection tool being developed; future of Midwinter conference; “reshaping” ALCTS. The last two topics occupied the majority of my time since this is my year as Chair of ALCTS Acquisitions Section, which makes me a member of the ALCTS Board and requires participation in several long, but interesting,... more

Carolyn at 2011 ALA Midwinter in San Diego

I was very excited about going to Midwinter this year due to its location in warm, sunny San Diego and that I was staying in the same fabulous hotel, the Omni, that Mark and I stayed in while we were there last summer for his microbiology conference. On Satuday, I attended “Electronic Resources as a... more

Steve at 2011 ALA Midwinter

On January 5th, after one day back at work after Christmas break, I flew out to San Diego for ALA Midwinter. I had to get in a couple days early, because I had to attend a NASIG Executive Board meeting on the 6th. It was very productive all-day meeting, where we talked about NASIG business... more

Lauren P.’s ALA Midwinter, part III: LITA and a bit about Council

My big lesson this ALA: conferences are for lots of things. In the beginning, for me at least, it’s a big mix. Over time, I’ve started attending a more specialized conference. ALAs can be about programs, vendors, meetings with individuals from across the country, committee work, governing work, and networking. For a few years, my... more

Susan’s Final Day of ALA Midwinter 2011

This morning I completed my participation in the 2011 ALA Midwinter. Most years, I have headed home on Monday morning since my committee obligations are usually done by Sunday. However, because I am getting more involved with LITA, I needed to attend the LITA Town Hall Meeting. This is a breakfast session for LITA members... more

Molly’s Midwinter

My first Midwinter – also my first ALA conference experience – has been quite an adventure! Things kicked off Thursday evening with an unofficial dinner with about 30 of my fellow Emerging Leaders at a Thai restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. I was grateful to have a casual setting in which to... more

Data and Discovery: Roz at Midwinter

So last Midwinter I wrote my post on the them of eBooks as that was the dominant thread that ran through my sessions. This year I thought I’d do another ‘theme’ issue rather than a regurgitation of the sessions I have attended. This year, for me at least, the theme has been data and discovery.... more