So, I will try to have posts about the conference that give everyone the chance to access interesting information.
Also, during the conference (over the weekend) and into the holiday week after, I hope to have notes, info, and pics up with many posts. This will serve two purposes. First, I can help those of you who aren't there to get something positive and useful out of my experiences. And second, I can use the posts as my work required report on the conference.
Let's start with some links that are useful both for people attending the conference and those who will be chillin' at home (or working for those of use who are at the conference).
- ABC-CLIO is offering 20% off on ALL the titles in the Real Stories series of readers' guides. You need to go the booth (#1631) or if you are not going, click here and Sarah Statz Cords will provide a coupon for you to use next week. Thanks Sarah.
- One of the programs I am most excited to attend is Beyond Genre: Exploring the Perception, Uses, and Misuses of Genre by Readers, Writers, and Librarians. The handout is now up, and anyone can access it here.
- YALSA's The Hub has this great listing of all the YA Lit Events at ALA including hashtags for YA events and info.
- Some other Twitter feeds to follow that will be helpful
- #ALA2013 This one specifically will give you access to coupons and deals from the exhibitors, like the ABC-CLIO one above and invites to PARTIES! Note to Chicagoland librarians: you do not have to be signed up for the conference to go to many of the parties!
- Becky's preliminary schedule. Use the link to see where I will be, but please note, I am constantly changing and updating it, so check back often. I will be wearing a name tag just like the rest of you. You know my name, but I don't know yours. Please, if you see me, stop me and say hi.
It is going to be crazy but fun in the library world over the next week.