Friday, July 3, 2009

ALA-Who Will Be There??



So you guys have heard me blabbering my excitement over ALA for awhile now and it's almost here! I can't wait!!

For those of you wondering what ALA is, it's the American Library Association's annual conference (there's also the midwinter conference held in January every year) This is a chance for librarians to meet up, attend awesome sessions, award committees meet and discuss what they'll be awarding, and lots of library vendors make appearances in the exhibit hall to tell you how they can help improve your library. There's also publishers with ARCs of new books and author signings.

This will be my first ALA conference and the more stuff I get about it, the more excited I get. I'm making my schedule, figuring out what sessions to attend, what authors I want meet, and just how many books I can bring home with me.

If you'll be heading to ALA, author or blogger, let me know. I know of a few bloggers that are going and we'd love to have a blogger meetup!

17 comments:

  1. I totally wish I was going. I'm tentatively planning on going next year. I just got a job as an elementary librarian and I'm pumped. See any spare Leviathan's or Fire's lying around, think of me. Have a great time!!!!

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  2. Sounds like a ton of fun. I won't be going but have a great time! Also, I second what Carrie said about Leviathan and Fire. =]

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  3. Ohhh so envious right now :) I hope you have a great trip and I cannot wait to hear of your adventures. Be safe and have fun

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  4. I think my book will be there with IDP or something like that. Have fun

    Barry

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  5. Have an amazing time - can't wait to hear all the details :)

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  6. You know me - I'll be there. All day on Saturday for the exhibits. :-D If I can't get enough I may show up the next three days as well.

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  7. I'm not a librarian and it's way too far away, but I hope you get great ARCs!

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  8. Oh and you know you want to go see my blog and enter my first contest.. and tell other people about it. *coughs* Please?

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  9. Can people who aren't librarians go?

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  10. Sara-

    You can get an exhibit only pass if you're not a librarian-it's only good for the exhibit halls, not any of the sessions or special events. You might also look into Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. They're hosting a ton of authors that will be at ALA the same weekend, so if you can't catch the authors at ALA, that's a good place to go.

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  11. No going. I went to the Historical Fiction Conference this year (also in Chicago). Would love to go, but can't afford it.

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  12. I'm excited for you! I hope you'll share some of your experiences and what you'll see.

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  13. so I have a question about it..with the author meething/signing is it that you get books there (free ones or buy them ones?) or do you bring them or is it a combination? I went to RT and it was both but this seems different, so...

    (There's a tiny possibility of me going but I need info for my figuring :D)

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  14. well that's cool that non librarians can go to the exhibits but it's still too far away for me! Hope you have a great time though!

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  15. I'll be there, at Annual and at Anderson's. I'm so excited about everything, I can almost burst.

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  16. Have fun! Can´t wait to hear your full report!

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  17. I'm so jealous of you getting to go to the whole thing! Maybe next year for me (maybe)... I will definitely be going to the Exhibits on Saturday, though. And I *think* we're figuring out how we can get to Anderson's for Sarah Dessen & Laurie Halse Anderson that evening.

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