Sunday, March 22, 2009
Texas Library Association 2009 Annual Conference
The Texas Library Association is holding its annual conference March 31-April 3 in Houston. The theme for this year’s conference is Libraries: Creating Communities of Ideals and Innovation. Libraries have long held a fundamental role in “supporting progress and leading the way toward innovation and learning.” http://www.txla.org/conference/conf.html
Keynote speakers at this year’s conference are Gloria Steinem and Paula Poundstone. Other featured speakers are technology experts, Jenny Levine, author of The Shifted Librarian, Michael Stephens, co-author of the Library Journal column, “The Transparent Library," Sarah Houghton-Jan, “The Librarian in Black,” and R. David Lanks, co-founder of AskERIC and founder of the Virtual Reference Desk Project.