Whew! We’re finally back in Chicago after being out of town for almost the entire month of June. Can’t say I missed the traffic (Vermont is really nice that way). I’m totally worn out, but happy, and am so excited about the ALA Conference. There are so many amazing people I am dying to meet, most of whom are hopefully going to be at the Bloggers party on Sunday.
So here is my developing schedule. There are very few things that are set in stone and that I wouldn’t be willing to give up for a great conversation with a colleague (so if you’re up for that, let me know).
Friday, June 24th
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm LITA Happy Hour Big Bar of the Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive, east of Michigan Avenue along the south bank of the Chicago River.
Saturday, June 25th
8:30 am – 10:00 am Do you Trust Your IT Staff? Do They Trust You? McCormick Place room: S404
Morning and afternoon: Hang out at the exhibits with my hubby. I am DYING to meet Kent Haruf — one of my favorite authors.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Back to School: Teaching Information Literacy to Adults in Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, and Adult Distance Learning Centers McCormick Place room: S502
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash at the Museum of Science and Industry
Sunday, June 26th
10:30 am – 12:00 pm E-Reference Services: What Are Our Users Telling Us? Hotel Intercontinental room: Grand BR
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm LITA Top Technology Trends Hotel Intercontinental room: Grand BR
5:30 p.m. – OCLC Bloggers Party – OCLC Blue Suite
Afterwards, I plan to hit the NMRT/3m Social (7:30 – 11:00) — Ballrooms D/E of the Chicago Marriott Downtown 540 North Michigan Avenue — since it’s right near my apartment
Monday, June 27th
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Google and Libraries: What’s Next for Google Print and Google Scholar. Hotel Intercontinental, Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM- 6:30 PM PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation with David Sedaris, part of the ALA Auditorium Speaker Series McCormick Place room: Grand BR B/C
Tuesday, June 28th
Get all the free stuff I can carry!!!