The American Library Association (ALA) Annual 2009 Conference is a place to learn new techniques that improve library services to in communities. Program topics include blogs, Web presence and making the most of the internet, cultural programs, training and mentoring, advocacy and fundraising, new ways to serve teens and children, cutting edge innovations in technology for library services, and outreach to underserved populations.
Presentations for the ALA Grassroots 2009 Grassroots Programs are selected by a jury and intended to highlight current issues and key trends of interest to the library community. Eric Miller from Zepheira will be giving the keynote presentation for the Grassroots Program “From Legacy Data to Linked Data: Preparing Libraries for Web 3.0” on July 13th. He will be speaking about using the Web and linked data to connect related information and how this approach is being used by the US Library of Congress’ in their new Recollection Platform to provide more useful tools and processes for sharing diverse content across partners’ collections.