Illness kept me from going to the Canadian Library Association meeting in Ottawa. The following tweets are on LAC head honcho Daniel Caron's keynote presentation. Here is a representative selection.
Keynote starting ... let the games begin. Daniel Caron, may the odds be EVER in your favour...
This is less offensive than it is incomprehensible.
I feel as though I'm listening to a glossary of Library 2.0 terms from 2006.
"The rules of the game have changed." I submit that it's not a game
$10 million in cuts to LAC, which Caron leads, and he has not made one statement on it. He has not stood up for LAC.
I think Caron does not understand his audience. We are already way beyond this.
Caron's talk would be interesting if this was 1997.
Good God. I haven't heard this much jargon outside of a project management meeting
I've moved into feeling bad for him because this is so bad. It is so much worse than I thought. Good God.
Oh dear. Caron just bragged that the LAC twitter account has 600 followers.
"Dig in our heels and wrap ourselves in the Canadian flag to maintain the status quo" How insulting.
I hate it when 'evidence-based' is used in such a political manner, as if it justifies stupidity. #claott2012
the situation at LAC sounds absolutely dire. Canada's heritage is at stake.
reading the tweets on Caron's keynote at #claott2012. Doesn't appear to have gone well.
I am now ready to go out and confront the challenges of 1999.
reading the tweets from #claott12 . my kingdom for someone with libraryland experience at the head of LAC.
Caron at #CLAOTT2012 very theoretical. Think everyone would have liked more on practical impacts of LAC cuts, concretely staying relevant.
If the hum in the room after Caron's keynote is any indication, the Q&A this afternoon will be lively
wrap yourself in the canadian flag? wrap yourself in armor and fight for LAC, since it's obvious this guy isn't.