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ERIC Number: EJ786545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-1
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Transformation Time
Berry, John N., III
Library Journal, v132 n10 p42-66 Jun 2007
The program for the march by librarians on America's capital for the American Library Association (ALA) conference is predictably loaded with lobbying, legislation, and DC tours. It also abounds with professional opportunity and reflects the impact of Leslie Burger, one of the most activist ALA presidents in recent history. Her "Transformation" theme has inspired sessions throughout the June 21-28 meeting. It is obvious from the schedule that technology, a dominant feature of all recent ALA conferences, has moved more deeply into the professional mainstream, though now it is primarily as a tool to reposition libraries. Burger would call it a "transformation," physically in sessions on buildings and space, virtually on services and library programs, and socially in discussions on social networking and such stuff as blogs, RSS feeds, IM, Flickr, and any of the dozens of new gizmos and options that are introduced every day.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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