10 Reasons to Vote for Gina!

The American Library Association elections are 6 days away! With that in mind, the first thing I’ll say is this – if you are an ALA member, please just vote. Most ALA members, for one reason or another, don’t actually every get around to voting. So vote already – you are paying for the privilege, after all.

With that in mind … want 10 reasons to vote for Gina? Then watch this fun video, and enjoy! Visit her blog here … oh yeah, and make sure to vote!

Vote for Gina Millsap for ALA President!

Here’s the newest video from Gina Millsap, ALA presidential candidate, talking about why she’s running for ALA president, and what she plans to focus on.

Watch the video, and please vote – voting starts in 11 days! Also, please read Gina’s Why I’m running statement on her website, and check out her growing Endorsements page (and fill out the endorsements form yourself if you plan to vote for Gina!).

You might also check out the Guide to the 2012 ALA Elections, too.

Disclosures – Yes, I’m an ALA member. Yes, Gina’s my boss (well, technically speaking, my bosses’ boss). No, she didn’t ask me to post anything to my blog, or to vote for her for that matter – she’s cool that way. I’m voting for her because I think she’d make a great ALA president. And yes, I will probably post a couple more Vote for Gina blog posts in the next couple of weeks – stay tuned!

Vote for Gina Millsap for ALA President

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Gina Millsap is my library’s Executive Director. She’s also running for ALA President!

Interested in finding out more about Gina and what she’ll do as ALA president? Read about that here and here.

You can also connect with her in these places:

You can also show support for Gina and her ALA campaign by displaying this image on your website or blog and link to her website (I’m using it on my blog!):

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So – are you an ALA member? Voting is a little over a month away. Vote for Gina!

LibraryLab is up – check it out!

boing boing logoHave you heard about LibraryLab? The first LibraryLab post is up at Boing Boing.

What’s LibraryLab? From Boing Boing – “This is the first post from the fine folks of the American Library Association, which recently launched a member interest group called Library Boing Boing. They will be posting now and again as LibraryLab.”

The goal with LibraryLab is simple:

“[LibraryLab is] a collaboration between ALA and the fabulously amazing Boing Boing folks to highlight all of the great new things libraries are doing. The most visible result will be regular posts about those great new things on the Boing Boing site itself.

On the other hand, Library Boing Boing: The Group has its own goals to help happy mutants in local communities connect with their happy mutant librarians to do good, work together on our shared interests, and make the world more better.” (from the ALA Marginalia blog).

Make sure to read more about the interesting ALA interest group here and make sure to subscribe to LibraryLab and Boing Boing too!

Writing for American Libraries

Head’s up – remember that Public Libraries Magazine column that I have been writing with Michael Porter for about five years (wow – 5 years. Really?)?

Well – starting in January, Michael Porter and I will have a new column … and we have moved from Public Libraries Magazine to American Libraries.

Our new column is called Outside/In, and here’s what we plan to write about:

“The Outside/In column will bring information about what’s happening in the larger world of tech trends (outside) to see how they apply to libraries (in). Readers can expect practical information, news and tips about emerging Web and technology trends” (from American Libraries’ press release).

We plan to stuff those columns with great, useful content … and stuff even more into the online version of those columns! So – read it in the magazine, but make sure to visit the online version too. There, you’ll find links and extra online-only content. And you’ll also be able to leave comments there (which we’d really appreciate!).

Here’s the online version of our first article – Calls to action online.

Enjoy!

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