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ALA 2009 sessions attended

Here is the sessions that I have attended at 2009 ALA annual.  I am already forgetting to the order of the sessions and the discussions that took place in each session.  Hopefully, the presentations would be soon posted at ALA Connect so that I can take a look.

I also wish the detailed content and presentations/presenters of each session were available in advance.  That would make it much easier for  attendees to select sessions of their interests.

7/10 Friday

  • Creating Library Web Services: MashUps and APIs
  • E-Resources Management Interest Group

7/11 Saturday

  • ACRL 101
  • ACRL New Members Discussion Group: “The Publication Process: Getting Published in LIS Journals”
  • LITA BIGWIG (Blogs, Interactive Groupware Wikis Interest Group)
  • LITA Emerging Technologies Interest Group

7/12 Sunday

  • Top Technology Trends
  • ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG)
  • LITA President’s Program: Make Stories, Tell Stories, Keep Stories

7/13 Monday

  • ERMS: the Promises and Disappointments
  • Social Software Showcase
  • Ultimate Debate: Has Library 2.0 fulfilled its promise?

Why Library Hat?

I am opening this blog right after attending 2009 ALA annual conference in Chicago.  It was my first ALA conference, and I was twittering for fun. From the twittering throughout the conference, I came to learn that an amazing number of awesome librarians are actively twittering and blogging in order to record their thoughts and ideas and share them with others outside of their busy-enough work schedules.  This blog is my attempt to join that community by contributing a little.

I got the name “Library Hat” for my blog from my Twitter post, which received the unexpected honor of Library Journal’s ALA 2009 Monday’s Top Tweets.  I was in the ERMS session when I was posting this tweet using my coolest gadget, iPhone, whose battery was certainly not manufactured to stand up for a conference such as ALA.