On Friday, I'll be on my way to the ALA Annual Conference, held this year in New Orleans. It's bound to be a fun time--I'm particularly looking forward to this conference for a couple of reasons. It's the first time in several years that I'm not serving on a committee during Annual, which means I'll get to attend programs. What's on my schedule? I'm glad you asked! I'm planning to attend the following:
--Download This! (PLA)
--Teens Reading Digitally (YALSA)
--Teen Services Mashup (YALSA)
--Moving Up the Career Ladder (YALSA)
--Using Mobile Devices to Serve Teens (YALSA)
--Membership Meeting/President's Program (YALSA)
--Printz Reception (YALSA)
Thanks to my service on the 2011 Printz Committee, I've been invited out for several meals, which is always a treat. I'm looking forward to good food, good programs, and good times with my friends and colleagues.
This will probably be the last ALA I go to for a while. Sadly, I have rarely received any support to attend ALA from MPOW, and unfortunately, something's gotta give, as the song says. So I'm taking a break from conferences at least for the 2012 calendar year. After that, who knows what the future holds?
If you're attending Annual, I hope to see you there! The blog will be on hiatus until next week. I'll be back then with talk about the programs I attended and the ARCs I managed to snag. Until then, happy reading!