Monthly Archives: June 2008

74 posts


Tony Tallent posts a pic: And writes: This sign is over the children’s library information desk at Cerritos Library. Doesn’t get any clearer than this.

ALA Twitter-Effect

I’ve had a great time watching the folks twittering the ALA conference this week. For my ALA TechSource post, I thought I’d look at how Twitter helped, hindered (?) and augmented the conference. I have some ideas but I want to see what anecdotal evidence will do to my thinking. If you want to share a brief anecdote, a favorite tweet/twitter moment, or anything related, please email me:   mstephens7 (at)

Evette Atkins and Steven Bowers

     Evette Atkins and Steven Bowers, originally uploaded by Library Journal. 2008 Movers & Shakers Evette Atkins and Steven Bowers, who attended high school together, share a page and a table at LJ’s Movers & Shakers lunch. Check the 2008 ALA Annual Conference page for more live coverage:

Reinvention: Matt Gullett Takes a Leap

Helene Blowers pointed to Matt Gullet’s post about moving to the great Northwest: Lastly, some may look at this move and say that is crazy, risky, stupid, etc. He is flying without a parachute or a net. Yes, I agree to some extent that doing this is a bit risky, but sometimes in life we need to do things a bit different by trusting and have some faith that things will work out. Library culture isn’t typically a place that handles risk well, but on the other hand that is the nature of a library (a stable place and space). […]