On the fence about which summer conferences to attend, and which will best serve your library needs? School Library Journal contributor Sarah Bayliss highlights some of the best of what both ALA and ISTE have to offer in her feature article from our June 2013 print issue:
“This month, librarians across the country are building their lists of can’t-miss panels, lunches, unconferences (participant-driven meetings), and exhibits as they gear up for the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Chicago from June 27 to July 2.
Other librarians are questioning how much ALA annual really serves their professional development needs. In a time of contracting budgets, layoffs, and demands for tech expertise in the library, is ALA still the must-attend event for all? Or is the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio from June 23 to 26 a better choice?”