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American Library Association Conference 2009: Encounters with library Literati, Glitterati, Gelati, and Discipuli

Mary Fran Daley (Alexandria Middle School Library, Pittstown, New Jersey, USA and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 12 January 2010

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a flavor of the content of the American Library Association Annual Conference held in Chicago in July 2009.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a first time conference attendee's description of the issues, content, networking, speakers and participants of this conference. The future and purpose of libraries are discussed.

Findings

This major conference covered many topical issues and themes that are applicable to librarians, information professionals, and library students internationally. It facilitated many valuable networking opportunities.

Originality/value

The paper is a conference report of value to librarians and information professionals, as the variety of themes apply to the various aspects of the library and information professions and education.

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Citation

Fran Daley, M. (2010), "American Library Association Conference 2009: Encounters with library Literati, Glitterati, Gelati, and Discipuli", New Library World, Vol. 111 No. 1/2, pp. 66-69. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074801011015711

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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