The Discussion Forums Coordinating Committee sponsored two very well-attended forums at Midwinter. The Sunday forum, “For Whom the Catalog Serves,” saw a lively discussion and presenters, Anne Larrivee and Ava Iuliano, kept things going with their questions and observations about discovery systems and next-gen catalogs.
Attendees at the Monday forum, “Managing the Different Types of Reference,” represented a rich variety of library types and reference configuration/situations. Discussion in this forum was also quite lively as attendees talked about virtual reference management issues and solutions. Bonnie Fong, the presenter, did a great job leading the discussion.
The Committee will put out a Call for Proposals for ALA Annual 2012 this Spring.
Emilie Smart, Chair 2011-2012