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American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference Report

Gina Costello (Digital Services Librarian in Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. (adaugher@lsu.edu))
Christopher Cox (Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Libraries in McIntyre Library at University of Wisconsin ‐ Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI. (coxcn@uwec.edu))
Alice L. Daugherty (Information Literacy Librarian in Middleton Library at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. (adaugher@lsu.edu))
Connie Haley (System librarian at Chicago State University, Chicago, IL. (connie.haley@gmail.com))
Millie Jackson (Collection Development at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (jacksomi@gvsu.edu))
S.G. Ranti Junus (Systems Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI. (junus@mail.lib.msu.edu))
Fu Zhuo (Assistant professor of public services at James C. Kirkpatrick library, the Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO. (zhuo@libserv.cmsu.edu))

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 1 September 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

To highlight content of interest to this journal’s readership that promotes current thinking and activities in Information Technology.

Design/methodology/approach

Selective conference report of the annual meeting of the American Library Association and pre‐conference.

Findings

The largest conference of librarians, the variety of programs, activities, exhibit halls, creates one of the best professional development opportunities for librarians. Attracting librarians from all sectors and work environments from around the globe, this conference is hard to describe in a brief way except to say it is an experience. The article documents relevant programs about information technology was the goal of this contribution.

Originaligy/value

Contains information of particular interest to readers who did not attend these sessions. Introducers them to presenters and important hot topics. Provides an alternative to not being present while gaining some information and coverage.

Keywords

Citation

Costello, G., Cox, C., Daugherty, A.L., Haley, C., Jackson, M., Ranti Junus, S.G. and Zhuo, F. (2006), "American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference Report", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 23 No. 8, pp. 7-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/07419050610713664

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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