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ALA Annual 2009: My Schedule

Another year, another ALA! The following is my tentative schedule. This one has a lot of booth time, but I’m only on one committee (how did that happen? Shhhh don’t tell!) and so it may not seem as crazy as Anaheim.

As I get ready, I’m enjoying ALA Connect, the new ALA social space. The site feels slow (ALA’s servers always feel slow) but I see the potential already — I used it to get a good view of what several divisions were doing at ALA.

Thursday, July 9

Arrive mid-afternoon, have dinner with friends C & L and see Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.

Friday, July 10

Check out the booth, practice for Sunday’s demo (la la la la laaaaaaaaaah!) and then open.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm LITA 101: Open House, PALM Water Tower Place

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm LITA Happy Hour

PUBLIB Happy Hour TBD (If it takes place)

Saturday, July 11

8 a.m. Summon preview breakfast

9:30 a.m.(ish) – 12:15 pm. KCLS/Galecia Group Open Source Unconference, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State Street, Room #3N-6. I’ll plan to be there at least 10-12.

3:30 – 5:30 LITA National Forum Planning Committee 2009, PALM Clark 07

5:30-6:30 Dinner with L

6:00 – 7:30 GLBTRT Social at the Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St.

7:30 – Dinner with friends

Sunday, July 12

8 – 9:30 Palmer House thingy

Noonish: booth demo (probably Open Source Jeopardy, Reloaded)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. LITA Top Technology Trends, INTER Grand BR.

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm:

LLAMA SASS, Improving User Services Through Open Source Solutions: Potentials and Pitfalls — or —

You Got Me, Do You Like Me? Evaluating Next Generation Catalogs

5:30 – 7:30 Equinox soiree

6- 9 p.m. (arrive 8 p.m.) UIUC GSLIS reception, Harry Caray’s

Monday, July 13

8:00 am – 10:00 am LITA Public Libraries Technology Interest Group PALM Spire Room — or —

ALCTS CMDS Resuscitating the Catalog: Next-Generation Strategies for Keeping the Catalog Relevant

10:30 – 1:00 p.m.  GLBT-RT: Stonewall Book Awards Brunch (still don’t have a ticket)

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PALM Salon V LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group — or —


7:00 p.m. Dinner with friends

Tuesday, July 14

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