The committee hosted a discussion forum at ALA Annual in New Orleans (“Diving into the Deep End: Teaching the New Discovery Tools”) on the experience of guiding library users in the adoption of web-scale discovery. Three panelists spoke about the experience in their libraries. There were thirty-seven attendees, and the topic provoked lots of lively discussion. Based on the success of this forum, we will consider hosting another, perhaps at Midwinter in Dallas.
The committee identified these goals for the next year at its meeting in New Orleans:
- Keep the committee on the front line of presenting interesting ideas to ALA, by building on our previous successes hosting discussion forums.
- Stimulate the involvement of all committee members in the activities of the committee.
Peter Collins, Chair 2011-2012