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24 Jun 2008 / Julie

my ala schedule or how to jam pack your conferences

I’m taking a breather from finishing my Saturday presentation to bring you my ALA schedule.

Thursday
8am- Flight to LAX

Friday
8am-5pm, Emerging Leaders + Poster Session (come see! Ours rocks)
5:30pm, wine w/ James & Joseph
7:30pm, ALA Editions dinner w/ Pete and Janie

Saturday
7:30am, Welcome Breakfast and Conference Kickoff
8am RUSA Open House
10:30am, How Branding can increase the relevance of your library (PLA)
1:30pm, QP Best Practices Panel Presentation on Successful Cooperative Virtual Reference Services (I’M PRESENTING!)
4pm RUSA Mars Virtual Ref Disc Grp (VR techs)
4pm Would you like an umbrella with that beach blanket? xtreme customer service
6pm Twit-together w/ twitter folks
7pm ProQuest Scholarship Bash – Disneyland Park
9:30pm Reception for ELs (may not attend)
midnight- Rocky Horror!!

Sunday
8am Mixed messages re gender, race, and ethnicity in disneys magic kingdom
(there may be a committee mtg here i’m forgetting
10:30am Business Reference Services Discussion Group
10:30am The Healthy Librarian: Cultivating Wellness in the Workplace – the Workplace
10:30am Is f2f reference dying? (RUSA MARS)
1:30pm New Reference Research Forum
1:30pm SORT Dealing with Challenging Patrons
1:30pm Practical Tips for Dealing with challenging Patrons
1:30pm QP Users Group
1:30pm Let me ask you this: constructing and using effective surveys
3:30pm QP Advisory Board Social Hour
4pm LITA President’s Program: Isn’t it great to be in the library… wherever that is
5:30pm OCLC Blog Salon
7:30pm Buff’s Party
8pm Feminists Night at the Movies – the Movies

Monday
8am YALSA Reference to Teens
10:30am Please Talk to Strangers: Spreading Trust in Virtual Reference Services
1:30pm RUSA President’s Program: Quality Service in an Impersonal World
4:30pm The Healthy Librarian: Cultivating Wellness in the Workplace

Somewhere in here i have to fit some luunches, some sleeps, and some uh, something else, i’m sure. :-)
This is all of course, tentative as I figure out what’s really of interest.

Then, vaca until July 6th. OOOh yeah!

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