Well, ALA is just getting started, but presenters are already posting their talks and slides online before they present (unless ALA is so packed that people have been scheduled for 4 am). I’ll get to as many as I can and share the best with you.
First up is a very readable slideshare from Bohyun Kim, Patrick T. Colegrove and Jason Clark. They approach academic libraries from the perspective that traditional librarianship is based on a scarcity of information while today’s information seekers have more than enough info to choose from as well as a do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset. Colegrove presents an interesting case study of revamping the physical library space at an engineering library to reflect this view of librarianship.