DA @ ALA ~ Day One

Janet Eckert – June 28, 2013

DAY ONE ~ Friday, June 28 ~ Today, the American Library Association (ALA) opened the annual conference with an entertaining presentation by Steven Levitt, author of “Freakonomics” followed by the grand opening of the Exhibits.  There were more exhibits than I could manage to see in the 2 hour time period and I hope to return before the end of the conference to see all of the vendor displays. Most notable tonight were as follows:

  • Thrift Books sell library discards for libraries (I have this vendor’s information)
  • LibGuides has completely revamped its product – libraries will have the option of opting in when they are comfortable with this revision
  • World Book Academic is also revamping its databases
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Janet Eckert,
Reference, Systems, and Instruction Librarian