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Friday, June 22, 2018

ALA Plans In Person And For Blog

I will be getting on my plane to NOLA soon and I think I am ready for the humidity. I brought lots of hair stuff. And of course, there are always ponytails. I am concerned about the glasses fogging up as you enter and leave buildings though; a few people are reporting that.

I just wanted to check in real quick before I left to let you know I have a full slate of programs and events filling up my conference app, more than I can attend. I will be live tweeting from many of the programs, so if you are also in that room, please come up to me. I have RA for All stickers and pens for anyone who says hi.

I know for sure I will be at the NoveList table for the Carnegie Awards on Saturday night. Not only will it be my last time sitting next to my good friend Duncan Smith in his official capacity before he retires, but also I have a few new projects in the works with NoveList in the coming months. I am excited about all of them.

Speaking of up coming projects, I actually have a lot of those moving forward right now. None of them are in the announcement stages yet, but they are very exciting. I will be having some meetings about them while in NOLA.

Monday for sure you will find me presenting all of my favorites from the conference along with my colleagues:

Monday, June 25 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm 281-282       
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Other
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Open/Closed: Open
Hear several collection development specialists rave about their favorite titles gathered from the exhibit floor. Moderated by Susan Maguire, Booklist’s Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach. Panelist to include: 

Ariel Farrar, New Orleans Public Library
Stephen Sposato, Chicago Public Library
Becky Spratford, RA for All
Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library
Rebecca Vnuk, LibraryReads

On the blog Monday, I will have a link to a brand new podcast appearance, the first of a two parter, the second part of which will contain some info on one of my up coming projects. And then after that, Tuesday through Friday expect nothing but detailed ALA wrap up posts, including a detailed account of what I said for my Read N Rave titles.

I can’t wait to see some of you, but please, if you are ALA Left Behind, follow on Twitter or just wait until Tuesday when I start posting all the info. Feel free to email me if you want more details on anything I post about. If I can’t give it to you, I can get you in touch with someone who can.

I also hope to find a few people to write me guest posts about the things I can’t make it to. But first, to get there and join the party.

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