Category Archives: ALA

Ebook Developments Were HOT at ALA


[via LISNews “Ebook Developments Were HOT at ALA.”]

Looking over the program of presentations and panels and at the vendors exhibiting at the recent American Library Association Annual conference, it’s clear that librarians are focused on embracing the expanding digital world and specifically on providing ebooks as part of library services. Along with that, of course, come all the issues and considerations involved: copyright/DRM, rising costs of digital collections, format issues, and the rapidly evolving publishing market. For librarians, it’s about how to provide enhanced services through the emerging technologies. They had a lot to look at and think about while in New Orleans.

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Special Invitation for New York Librarians to Meet the ALA Candidates


METRO extends a special invitation to all librarians in New York to join us at METRO to meet and hear from the candidates for ALA President and Treasurer.

This is a great opportunity to hear what library leaders think about key professional issues, as well as to meet and network with many influential librarians in the New York City area.

What: Meet the ALA Candidates
When: Monday, March 8, 2010 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: METRO, 57 East 11th Street, 4th floor.
Fee: There is no charge for this event, but registration is encouraged.
Access our online workshop catalog at: http://bit.ly/METROSP10 or go directly to this event in our registration system at: http://bit.ly/c2BleO

Each candidate will offer brief remarks followed by questions from attendees. After the event, enjoy wine and cheese refreshments and networking with the candidates and other librarians.