lørdag den 26. juni 2010

American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference in Washington 2

I'am still participate in American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference in Washington June 24-29. Today I will participate in a series of interesting presentations. I will start the day with:

Saturday 8.00 a.m -10.00 p.m
Grassroot Program - Digital Initiative for College Libraries

University libraries, museums, and commercial repositories have made
great efforts to select, convert and make available, some of their collections through digital initiatives. How does such an initiative translate to smaller institutions, including colleges. What collection will give the library the biggest digitization bang for its buck? Currently, libraries are asked what their roll will be in such a fast paced technological world. Here is an opportunity for the library to demonstrate its worth during the transition from print.
Speakers: David Dudek, Washington College, Information Commons

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ABOS What Is Outreach-24/7 Library to Meet Customer’s Needs

User Services; Outreach
Outreach is the 24/7 library where all departments meet customer needs.
Traditional outreach services, serving special needs communities, a library
presence at coffee houses and farmers markets, new ways to help the unemployed, outreach through cable television, teen programs, concert series, twitter, podcasts, and more.

Saturday, June 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Sir Salman Rushdie
Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of ten previous novels--Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and, recently, the Booker of all Bookers), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, halimar the Clown, and The Enchantress of Florence—and one collection of short stories, East, West. He has also published five works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, Mirrorwork, and Step Across This Line. He is the former president of American PEN. His newest work of fiction, Luka and the Fire of Life will be published by Random House in November 2010.
Sir Salman Rushdie will be signing outside the auditorium immediately following the event.
Sponsored by Random House

And so there will be a problem, when I at the same time would like to participate in another presentation, but I will try to be there in a hour.

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Participatory Democracy in an Internet Age
The 2008 elections were a potential watershed moment for the intersection of politics and the Internet. Candidates and voters connected in new ways reshaping campaign planning, discourse and politics. New mediums of communication from the campaign trail, such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and other social networking tools may radically alter U.S. democratic institutions, including how Americans get information about and interact with
public officials. Learn how the Internet is transforming participation in the
political process.
Speakers: Julie Barko Germany, George Washington University, Director, Institute
for Politics, Democracy & the Internet; David Karpf, Brown University,
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Taubman Center for Public Policy

I will finish the day by hearing the author

Toni Morrison
Saturday, June 26, 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.
Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993. Her newest books for children are Peeny Butter Fudge and; Little Cloud and Lady Wind. Toni Morrison will be signing for one hour immediately following the session outside the auditorium.

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