mandag den 27. juni 2011

ALA: Copyright and Digital Media in a Web 2.0 World 5 #ALA11

Now is the the ALA Annual Conference about to end. It's been a great experience and we now have 1 ½days back. With such an exciting program, it's hard to choose, but I plan to participate in;

Copyright and Digital Media in a Web 2.0 World

Presented by the author of the new (2011) book, “Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century,” this presentation addresses copyright and new formats and equipment: ipads, ipods and other hand-held devices; Play-Aways; blogs/vlogs; wikis; Podcasts/vodcasts; Nings; Second Life; social networking; special interest networking, for example Shelfari, GoodReads;

Moodle, Skype, and similar digital communication tools; social bookmarking; web syndication; video streaming; computer/video games/gaming; and open-sourcing/Creative Commons.

Speaker: Rebecca P. Butler

Creating School Librarians for the 21st Century

Is your library school old school? New standards and guidelines point to the library as a vibrant learning commons, but are the procedures and practices taught in library school changing enough to ensure that this will happen? Attendees will engage in preparing a new model of school library education. Come with your ideas of what new librarians should be learning and doing. Help change the field, one new librarian at a time!


and the

Closing General Session featuring Molly Shannon

We also have a few social events back, it is;

International Librarians Reception

Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar (this event is free for international librarians).

Inaugural Banquet

Join us for the Inaugural Banquet honoring ALA President-Elect Molly Raphael, the Division President-Elects and the wonderful city of New Orleans. The evening will commence with the ALA Awards Reception and conclude with the inauguration of Molly Raphael as the 2011-2012 ALA President.

And Wednesday morning, we have a 24 hour journey ahead of us. Now I'm looking forward to going home

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