Mr. Velappan Velappan, Access Services Librarian at Charles W. Chesnutt Library, participated in a presentation with six librarians from other universities at the “American Library Association (ALA) Annual 2014 Conference” on Sunday, June 29th 2014 at 3:00PM in Las Vegas, NV. The theme of the presentation was “FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends” and Mr. Velappan’s particular topic was “How to Incorporate Social Media Tools and Other Web 2.0 Technologies to Improve the Academic Library’s Public Service.” Approximately 220 people attended his presentation yesterday. Click here for more details on the FEAST presentations.
The 2014 (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition is in Las Vegas from June 26 – July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. The largest such convention in the world is attended by more than 25,000 librarians, library supporters, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of Libraries, trustees and special guests. The conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups and programs on various topics affecting libraries and librarians. Approximately 850 exhibiting companies feature the latest in books, online services, automation software, furniture and other materials vital to today’s libraries and librarians. ALA units display professional exhibits highlighting the various aspects of the profession.