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My ALA Schedule

Here’s where I know I’ll be at ALA in DC starting this Thursday. I haven’t included all of the receptions and client meetings, just the big stuff.

Thursday June 21

ALCTS Pre-Conference (All day)
I am doing an afternoon session on “Social Libraries: The Librarian 2.0 Phenomenon”
Friday June 22
From 10-11 I’ll be doing a speech for the Air Force – Navy Librarians on:
“Social Library Tech Trends”
I’ll be having the usual Movers & Shakers Lunch with Library Journal. That’s always fun.

Saturday June 23

10-11:30 ALA Empowerment Session.
1:30-3:30 The Great Debate. “Are Libraries Innovative Enough?” Andrew Pace will moderate Joe Janes, me and karen Schneider. Judging from the number of people who think we shouldn’t even tempt the gods by asking the question, it should be quite engaging!
I’ll be signing copies of my book right after the debate so you can pick up a copy of ALA Editions, “Out Front With Stephen Abram” compiled by Judith Siess and Jonathan Lorig there.
Sunday June 24
8-10 am I’ll be doing the ALA PR session on “10 Cool Technologies and Library PR”
From 10:30 to 11:30 it’s the highlight of my conference. We get to give away $60 Grand and 6 SirsiDynix Building Better Communities Awards. There are 15 finalists and most will be there. The winners are a BIG secret. It will be exciting. We’ll also have our first international (Non US/Canadian) winner.
From 4-4:30 I’ll be doing the first of two SDI LIVE sessions in the booth.
I’ll try to get to the OCLC bloggers’ salon that evening.
Monday June 25
9:30-10 I’ll do the second SDI LIVE session in the booth.
Tuesday June 26
I have time on Tuesday to meet with anyone who wants to chat. I’ll likely hang around the booth.
Wednesday June 27
Heading home! it’s my daughter’s 19th birthday this week and the big Canada Day Holiday weekend.
See you at ALA.
Stephen

Posted on: June 18, 2007, 4:29 pm Category: Uncategorized