One of my favorite events of ALA is not a committee meeting. It’s a social event: The Eighth Annual ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Awards for Excellence in Humane Literature. Monday, June 30th at the ALA Annual Conference Hilton Anaheim Pacific Ballroom A 5:30-7:30. Winning authors will be honored at the ceremony and SIGN BOOKS.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org so there is plenty of food for all at this cocktail reception. I have a tendency to talk too much in the crowd <gasp, say it isn’t so> so I want to be sure there is something tasty for me to nibble on, too. You can go to the website for more information www.aspca.org/bookaward or drop by their booth #1580, also.
I wrote about this event last year. The room last year was CROWDED so be sure to get your rsvp in.
Why do you go to ALA Annual conference?
Perhaps to do the work of the association (ALA, AASL, ALSC, YALSA, etc.).
Perhaps to represent your own state organization at Affiliate Assembly.
Perhaps to visit the exhibits and gather up great deals.
Perhaps to participate in sessions, speakers, authors, and events.
Perhaps to see new books.
Perhaps to socialize.
Yes, I did say socialize. Let’s face it. You have many opportunities for professional development. Attending annual gives you the opportunity to combine all of the above AND socialize with colleagues who truly understand your needs. I enjoy socializing with librarians and library vendors. Come join us.