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RA FOR ALL...THE ROAD SHOW!
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
My ALA Scheudle -- Come and Find Me
I set myself a goal of this week to seriously map out my ALA Schedule. I wanted to make sure I thought things through without rushing. I also was trying to see if there would be time for me to host a Friends of RA for All get together. Unfortunately the answer is no on that.
But, I came up with a solution. I have made my schedule public on the ALA Conference Scheduler. Click here to see it. [Also, I should remind you that as well as doing RA for adults and teens, I am also the BPL's Friends Liaison, so some of my programs are very Friends oriented.]
Anyway, the point here is that I will have a name tag on and you have seen my picture here on the blog, so you will know who I am. I won't know who you are unless you come introduce yourself to me. So please, I will not be weirded out if you walk up to me and say you read the blog. In fact, I am excited for the opportunity to meet more of you. That's what conferences are all about. Meeting new people in our profession and sharing ideas.
So find me and let's talk. I would love to know what you like AND don't like about the blog, how I can make it better, and what resources and information you wish you had more access to. I am also looking for guest post slots in August while I am on vacation, so come pitch me your idea. Hey, even if you aren't coming to the conference and you have an idea for a guest post, email me and we can talk about it.
I am a Librarian [MLIS] in Illinois specializing in serving leisure readers ages 13 and up. I train library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library. I am the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2d edition (ALA Editions, 2012). I am under contract to write content for EBSCO's NoveList database, reviews for Booklist, am a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, a 5 term Trustee for my local library, and am a proud member of The Horror Writers' Association. Check out the side bar for links to the groups and organizations with which I am affiliated.