ALA 2007 — Trade Show Travelogue II: Unfinished Business

First some corrections and additions from yesterday’s trade show post.


The cartoonist that pointed out the very funny blogs to me was Jane Irwin. She and her husband are graphic novel creators from Michigan, (hold out your left hand, they are from just under the ring finger knuckle.) They shared a book next to Unshelved with a Jim O from from U of M that writes non fiction graphic novels.

BWI – Lynne, the very nice rep from BWI yesterday is actually Senior Vice President Customer Services at BWI. It is nice to see that one of the biggest library vendors had nice folks running the show. And she described me to two of my colleagues without using the works black or large. I thank her for that very much.

Finally, this is Unshelved’s store manager Jana. I only got a small picture of her head in the background of another picture an wanted to correct that oversight.

jana From Unshelved

Now the report.

First some HCPL sightings. First Wendie Old, Joppa, (Harford Co. MD) Librarian  and Book Author (she is on the right) was wearing her Author hat signing books with her illustrator, Paige Billin-Frye (l.) here at ALA.

Wendie and Paige

Jen. F, Cathy A. and Nancy B. from my system here on the show floor.


Nancy and Cathy from HCPL

Some WOW assistive technology from Ablenet. This is Flip..


They even provide a list of assitive technology funding resources on the back of their pamphlet.

An oak sculpture from

Tree Grows Indoors

Greenwood Publishing has very cool bobble heads.

darwin bobble head

This is Darwin. Note the monkey.

If in the future Harford County wants to purchase Chinese Language translations and original works,

Chinese Charaters

Starmark International Inc. was there with a very cool poster/t-shirt. I will bug them to make it in my size.

And there is bingo/wheel of fortune everywhere at ALA. Seems to be the popular “get them in the door” technique.

Bingo 1 Bingo 3 Bingo 2

As I make my way to the MARC train, finally, yes I do READ.

This is a shot of my READ poster. They would not give it to me digitally…<frown> Luddites.

My read poster


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2 Responses to ALA 2007 — Trade Show Travelogue II: Unfinished Business

  1. BookChickJen says:

    Maurice-I LOVE your READ poster! That is so cool!

  2. Jan Shive says:

    You look fabulous. Just think now every library can have a copy. Too cool O Great Techie Leader!

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