My preparations are gearing up, and my schedule is filling up.
The largest conference of our profession will smack some of us in the face this weekend. ALA is not my favorite conference but it has its moments. I’ve met some exciting librarians both new and experienced. My work with the Emerging Leaders program has been a lot of fun and has taught me more about working with a group (especially at a distance) than anything about ALA (but that was what i wanted from the experience ). Luckily all of the members of Project P were easygoing. We met throughout the semester using Elluminate. The one time it failed to work for us Elizabeth, another member, quickly reconvened using a free online meeting site. It was so seamless I don’t even remember which one it was! I love working with people who just look for possible solutions and go with it without complaint or hesitation. Fun times! You can check out the Emerging Leaders projects on ALA Connect and be sure to hit the poster session to say “Howdy”!
So, what is on my plate for ALA? Emerging Leader events of course. Some work the Government Documents Round Table, my awesome sponsoring organization! And my first time being on a committee for the ACRL Law and Political Science Section. I’ve been amazed how such a small section can be so active. I mean, there really aren’t that many polisigh librarians out there! It should be fun. To be honest, I’m really excited about the ‘social’ events. LPSS is having an awards luncheon at the CQ press headquarters, and GODORT is holding theirs at the Naval Observatory. Hot stuff! Two places in DC I’ve never had a reason to visit. Plus the Pro Quest Scholarship Bash at the Newseum, and my brain might explode! Or that’s an exaggeration.
Here is my schedule (may haps, things change). Maybe our paths will cross!
Friday June 25
9am – 3pm: Emerging Leaders training
3pm – 5pm: Emerging Leaders poster session – WCC 201
5:30pm – 6:30pm: LITA happy hour
6:30pm – 7:30pm: GODORT happy hour
7:30pm – 10pm: ALA open gaming night
10pm – 12am: ALA dance party
Saturday June 26
10:30am-11am: Visit vendors?
11:30am-1:30pm: LPSS luncheon
1pm – 1:30pm: social explorer demo – booth 3805
1:30pm – 3pm: Federal Documents Task Force, GODORT
4pm – 5pm: DIG (ACRL Numeric Data Interest Group Meeting)
7pm – 9pm: proquest scholarship bash
9pm – 12am: after hours party
Sunday June 27
8am – 10am: lpss nominating committee meeting
10am – 11am: lpss general membership meeting
1:30pm – 3:30pm: GODORT Education Comm meeting
3pm – 3:30pm: GODORT gitco meeting
4pm-5:30pm: LITA President’s Program
5:30pm – 6:30pm: UNCG reunion reception
6:30pm – 9pm: GODORT awards reception – Naval Observatory
Oh and I turn 35!
Monday June 28
8am – 9am: Dennis Lehane
8:30am – 11am: ACRL’s STS program on “Federal friends: Creating greater access to and support for science and technology information”
10:30am – 12:30pm: GODORT Program – “Archivists and Librarians: Together we can save Congress”
1:30pm – 3pm: GODORT General Membership meeting
3pm – 4pm: Junot Diaz
6:30pm – 12:15am: train for GSO
Woohoo! See you there!