ALA President's Program

This important program had more than a little schizophrenic feel to it. People obviously came to hear big name author and PBS commentator Michael Codrescu, but his remarks had little to do with the title of the event, or with Michael Gorman’s focus on library education. That was how it should be, but it divided the program focus quite dramatically and creating an event with a marked split personality.

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LITA Standards Interest Group Program

Yan Han, Systems Librarian at The University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ and current chair of the LITA Standards IG introduced the program and the first speaker. Reports included NISO’s Strategic Direction, SUSHI, the License Expression Working Group, RFID, Web Services and Practices and ISBN-13.

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Town Hall Flip Chart Photos

The photos of the flip charts are now available on LITA Blog’s Flickr page under the tag TownHall. I tried to explain them as best I could, but feel free to add comments on the page if you remember something I have forgotten.

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Internet Resources Interest Group Meeting

Chair Laura Cohen summarized the purpose and mission of this interest group and reviewed the programs it has presented at ALA Annual Conferences in recent years. Plans for the 2006 Annual Conference program were reviewed. This program will be in debate format. Program title: “The Ultimate Debate: Who Controls the Future of Search?” The roster […]

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LITA/OCLC and LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship Committee Meeting

Sunday, January 22nd, 8 – 9 am, Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 206B Four committee members and Valerie Emonds-Merritt, ALA staff liaison, attended the meeting. Debra Kurtz, Committee Chair, explained the selection procedures, with the additional notes from the previous chair, Adriene Lim, and Valerie. Debra distributed selection criteria, which are grouped into four categories. She […]

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IG Chairs Meeting

The meeting started with introductions. There were 21 people in attendance representing 13 IG’s. Margaret Kelly from Bylaws and Organization spoke briefly about IG renewals. IG’s now have a new renewal form. Any IG that is up for renewal should have already been contacted by Margaret. Matt Calsada, the IG Coordinator will be posting a […]

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OCLC Symposium – Part 4

I really saved the very best for last. Antony Brewerton from Oxford Brookes University Library, UK (not only does he have a delightful accent, but he has a great sense of humor and keeps the audience laughing) We need to change the perspective of libraries and reach people from different backgrounds at a local level. […]

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