Thanks to all who participated in YALSA’s first event liveblogged with CoverItLive! Despite a couple of interesting technical developments, I think everything went very smoothly. Particular thanks to the fantastic Kelly Tyler, who took an astounding amount of photos and video–some of which we even managed to upload during the session!

You can now view a replay of the session, which includes selected book covers, video, and commentary from several folks who participated via Twitter.

Also check out the complete playlist of our teen session videos on YouTube. (Check back in the next few days, as we still have quite a few videos to add.)

About mk Eagle

I'm the librarian at Holliston High School, a bit west of Boston. In my spare time I advise my school's yearbook and Gay Straight Alliance, write about food, and root for the Red Sox.

3 Thoughts on “Updated – Live Blogging Best Books for Young Adults: Teen Session

  1. this was a really good idea MK! and thanks to the person that uploaded videos.

  2. Kelly Czarnecki on January 30, 2009 at 9:42 pm said:

    mk this really added a lot to the conference reporting. Great job! It was definitely exciting to be able to vote on which session would be blogged live, which received the most votes, and then to actually watch what happened in action. Very useful! Where did you hear about the resource and how did you get to thinking it might be applicable to conference?

    • I first heard about CoverItLive through another blog I read, Feministe. They used it to live blog the election in November. (I participated, but honestly it was a little overwhelming–they had so many guests that comments were constantly appearing, and sometimes text I entered wouldn’t appear for a few minutes because so many other people had typed something at exactly the same time!)

      My thought was that with a lower-volume blog community like ours, CoverItLive could be a great way to live blog events. Particularly as the economy continues to impact conference attendance, virtual participation is only going to become more relevant. After successfully using it twice at Midwinter, I can really see this being a great tool at Annual, where it’s even harder to attend all the great events taking place.

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