Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Trouble with E-Books

Scott Kehoe: A few statistics to start: books sales = $27.2 billion and over $2 billion of that was for ebooks with a total of 38 million eboooks sold. eBook sales tripled from 2010 and ownership of tablets doubled between December 2011 … Continue reading

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Maureen Sullivan Accepts Emerson Greenaway Award

NELA is proud to award ALA President Maureen Sullivan with the Emerson Greenaway Award for Distinguished Service in Librarianship. The award was presented to Sullivan at the New England Library Association’s Annual Conference banquet on Sunday, Oct. 14, by NELA … Continue reading

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Building the Digital Public Library of America

Building the Digital Public Library of America, 11:30-1:00 We now have the technology to create the greatest library the world has ever known, and bring it within clicking distance of virtually every person on earth – at least everyone on … Continue reading

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Connecting through Social Media

Speakers: Ryan Livergood, Robbins (Arlington, MA) Library, Michael Wick, Peabody (MA) Institute Library and Ona Ridenour and Allison Babin, Beverly (MA) Public Library Ryan Livergood: 25% of smartphone owners go online with their phone rather than their computers. There is … Continue reading

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Understanding the hype: iPads and book apps in children’s services

October 16, 2012. 10:30-11:30 Vicki Oatis from Norwalk Public Library. 2 years ago, they started using iPads in the children’s department. She will share what works and what haven’t. Norwalk community is very diverse population. Not a lot of the … Continue reading

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Librarians and patrons at webscale

October 16,2012. 8:30-10:00 Chris Martire from OCLC Our future. Ray Kurzweil, American author, inventor and futurist. Predicted future of computer, tiny cameras, online education, by 2019, humans would experience 3d experience with glasses. G.co/projectglass video or link here through youtube- … Continue reading

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Your Professional Development: Building Upon Strengths to Pursue Personal Mastery

Your Professional Development: Building Upon Strengths to Pursue Personal Mastery, 8:30-10:00 Individuals can create a personal plan for their professional development by using a strengths-based approach, starting with a careful assessment of current talents and abilities. Maureen Sullivan introduces a … Continue reading

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