Each ALA 2012 Virtual Conference presentation has a “Discussion Forum” associated with it. This is a great way to share ideas, questions and resources with other participants before and after the live sessions take place. In addition, a Participant Introduction forum allows you to introduce yourself to other conference attendees and make new connections.
Presented by Stephen Abram July 19, 2012 – 4:00 – 5:00 EDT
July 19, 2012 – 3:15-4:00 EDT Presented by: Melissa Renner, Training Specialist, Allen County Public Library Jeff Krull, Director, Allen County Public Library Michael Clegg, Associate Director, Allen County Public Library Greg Jacobs, President, TekVenture Inc. Jane Applegate, TekVenture Board Member April Reinhard, Owner, Natril Gear Mari Hardacre, Young Adults’ Services Manager, Allen County Public [...]
Presented by Steven Bell July 19, 2012 – 2:15-3:00 EDT Great library experiences turn community members into loyal and passionate library users who will want to return to the library to receive memorable service, and more importantly, who will tell their friends about the great experience the library offers. But how do you design that [...]
Presented by Emily Dowdall July 19, 2012 – 1:15 -2:00 EDT Public libraries have rarely been as popular as they are today and rarely as besieged. The hard economic times of recent years have generated increased demand for the free and varied services they provide, even as revenue-challenged local governments have cut back on contributions [...]
July 19, 2012 – 12:45-1:15 EDT Join Senior Booklist Editor Donna Seaman as she interviews Author Christian Kiefer on his novel The Infinite Tides. Noted as “Smart…an astute, impressive, and ambitious debut” by Publishers Weekly, The Infinite Tides is a deeply moving, tragicomic and ultimately redemptive story of love loss and resilience.
Presented by Terry Ballard July 19, 2012 – 11:45-12:30 EDT Terry Ballard will share practical information about how to use some of Google’s products to enhance a library’s mission and branding. He will show how Custom Search can be developed to give users a focused search engine in specialized areas of knowledge. He will show [...]
Presented by Peter Murray July 19, 2012 – 10:45-11:30 EDT Is open source software right for my institution? Do we have the skills/support to run open source? What packages fit my requirements? With financial support from the Mellon Foundation, FOSS4LIB.org helps libraries answer these questions with self-guided readiness assessments along with a registry of software [...]
Presented by George Needham & Joan Frye Williams July 19, 2012 – 9:30-10:30 EDT