Today I will start a little late to the conference (10PM) but it's Sunday;-). Yesterday I was in a world of Semantic Web, Open Source Integrated Library Systems and a lot of e-books I will write more about that later, at American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans
I will start going to a workshop on
It’s All About Them: Developing Information Services with User Experience Design
Applying User Experience (UX) Design to your library’s public services involves understanding your patrons’ needs and preferences. In this session, expert panelists John Blyberg (Darien Library), Cody Hansen (University of Minnesota) and Jenny Benevento (Sears Holding Corporation) will define UX design and explain why it’s important, discuss how it can help improve patrons’ overall experience of library resources and services, and describe how it can be implemented in library and information service settings. With practical tips and examples, you’ll be well-equipped to consider UX issues in your own library.
Speakers: Jenny Benevento, Sears Holding Corporation; John Blyberg, Darien Library; Cody Hanson, University of Minnesota
What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cooking stage
The new item on the program this year, as I wrote about yesterday is
The “What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cooking stage will showcase a variety of chefs and authors. Chefs will be heating up the exhibit floor with fantastic displays of the latest cookbooks. Chefs will be there every day to prepare the hottest recipes and to autograph their latest books….today it’s
Hungry Town & New Orleans Food -
A panel of renowned experts address the differences in American and European Copyright, the challenges of Copyright for e-materials, the essential facts American librarians should know of the European Copyright and European/American Copyright in the context of interlibrary loan.
Speakers: Olaf Eigenbrodt, University of Hamburg, Germany; Kevin Smith, Duke University; Dr. Harald Müller, Max Planck Institute, Germany