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INTERACTIVE PREVIEW ISSUE v.3 CHICAGO — 2009 ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALA Cognotes monitor your data use if you do not have an unlimited data plan). To get ALA Mobile on your cell phone, go to http://ala.boopsie.com from your mobile phone’s browser; or, simply text the word “ALA2009” to 41411. You will receive a text message back with a link to download and install the small application to your phone. Just follow the simple steps. It only takes a few seconds. Then click on the ALA Logo and select “ALA 2009 Exhibitors” or “ALA 2009 Sessions.” To find an exhibitor, select the “ALA 2009 Exhibitors” channel and start typing an exhibitor name. For example, to find “Ingram Library Services, Inc.”, all you have to type is “ing l s”. ALA Mobile is powered by Boopsie’s SmartPrefix search, so you only have to type the first few letters of each word of the company name — that should save you some time. To view a list of the sessions at the show, select the “ALA 2009 Sessions” channel. You will see a list of sessions. To find the “Catalog Management Interest Group” session, just type “cat man i g” — it will pop right up to the top. If you want to see all sessions on Wednesday, just type “wed” and the list of all sessions on Wednesday will appear. Clicking on a session will transfer you to your mobile phone’s browser and give you an overview of the session. You can also find local restaurants, hotels and even taxi services through the ALA Mobile. Just click on one of the other channels, and search the same way you did for “Exhibitors” or “Sessions”. It’s easy and fun. Enjoy! Feel free to send feedback to support@ boopsie.com. PREVIEW ISSUE — LATE JUNE UPDATE ALA Keeps Attendees Updated with Mobile, Accessible Technology AL A uses leading-edge technologies to make the show easier to navigate, leads the way in using accessible technologies and mobile technologies reading. Stephen’s years spent in the research and development of a new system for converting books into accessible formats, culminated in the company’s award-winning technology now available to publishers and libraries. Click here to visit the ReadHow YouWant page, or for information about downloading the conference programs. A ttending Annual seems to include a time-honored ritual of wading through lots and lots of paper: from program books, to course descriptions — even all the free stuff we ship back home afterwards. And while print and paper are sometimes the best way to communicate, finding specific pieces of information in a hurry when you’re between a session and the exhibit hall can be a real pain. ALA is not only reducing the amount of paper at its Annual Conference in Chicago, but is also leading the way to give you more information — electronically — with a minimum of effort. BoopsieTM has partnered with ALA to bring you ALA Mobile the fastest, easiest way to access important and useful information about the ALA Chicago show, directly from your cell phone. ALA Mobile requires access to the data network on your phone (make sure you Mosio’s Text a Librarian Large Print Format Boopsie Australian publishing innovator of accessible formats, ReadHowYouWant, has teamed up with the ALA to offer the ALA conference programs in seven large print formats optimized for readability, as well as in BRF Braille and DAISY files. More than 1,000 librarians took advantage of the free downloads from the ALA’s website before the conference. “We were impressed by the tremendous response from the library community,” said Chris Stephen, ReadHow YouWant’s founder and CEO. Stephen, a pioneer in electronic publishing, founded the new technology company after his sister developed MS and had difficulty ALA is partnering with Mosio to offer mobile information via text messaging. Over the course of the seven-day conference, 250 volunteer ALA Ambassadors will utilize Mosio’s Text a Librarian technology to respond to questions from attendees wherever they are, in addition to their in-person support at information desks. This “Text an ALA Ambassador” service will enable attendees to text questions from their mobile phones about programming schedules, member services, exhibitor locations, and things to do in Chicago. “We are excited to partner with Mosio on our first-ever mobile information service,” said John Chrastka, ALA’s Director for Membership Development. » see page 6 passionate advocate of freedom of expression, social justice and equal rights and opportunities for women, Christie Hefner will speak at the ALA Annual Conference’s Opening General Session on Saturday, July 11, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at McCormick Place West, W375. Hefner is a director of the Center for American Progress, a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of A Hefner to Speak at Opening Session Lopez Featured at Closing Session Americans through ideas and actions by combining bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform. Previously, Hefner served as chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, overseeing Christie Hefner policy, management and strategy in all areas of the company for more than two decades. As an advocate for First Amendment rights, she created the Hugh M. Hefner » see page 11 Author of The Soloist and Los Angeles Times columnist Tuesday, July 14, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., McCormick Place West, W-375 he Closing Session will (photo by Gilles Mingasson) feature Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times columnist and author of The Soloist, recently adapted into a major motion picture. Lopez joined the staff of The Steve Lopez Los Angeles Times in May 2001 after four years at Time Inc., where he wrote for Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, and Entertainment Weekly. Prior to Time Inc., Lopez was a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Jose Mercury News, and The Oakland Tribune. His work has won numerous » see page 13 What’s this interactive Preview Issue of Cognotes all about? click here T Inn vative Click here to see our ad on page 3. interfaces Conference Dates: Education programs: July 10-13, 2009 Committee and business meetings: July 9–15, 2009 Exhibits Dates: July 11-14, 2009 at McCormick Place West For Program Information, Click Here! To Register Now, Click Here! For Travel & Housing, Click Here!
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ALA Cognotes Interactive Preview Issue v. 3 2009
ALA Cognotes Interactive Preview Issue v. 2 2009
Chicago to be the Largest Annual Conference
Cookbook Pavilion to Heat Up Exhibits
Noted Authors Highlight Conference
Exhibitor List and Floorplan
Visiting The Exhibits - A "Must Do" for a Complete Conference Experience
President's Program to Address Secrecy, Access to Government Information
Placement Service Available in Chicago
2009 Description of Tracks
About ALA Cognotes
ALA Cognotes Interactive Preview Issue v. 3 2009
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