Erin Dorney

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Tentative schedule for ALA 2010.

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Well, I finally got around to putting together my tentative schedule for ALA. I was honored to be selected as a 2010 recipient of the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant which will help to finance my attendance. A huge thank you to both NMRT and 3M!


Leave for DC (driving) and check into hotel


9 am – 12:00 pm – ALA Unconference, 207A @ WCC

7:30 – 8:30 pm – NMRT Mentoring Social, East Overlook @ WCC


8 – 10 am – FYI: First Year Impressions (and Confessions), 147B @ WCC

1 – 2 pm – 3M booth @ exhibit hall

1:30 – 3:30 pm – Pecha Kucha Presentations of Marketing Ideas that Worked in Academic Libraries, 103A @ WCC

6 pm – Drinks with the Deans at The Gibson


8 – 10 am – PR Forum: Next practices in communications @ your library, 146B @ WCC

10:30 am – 12 pm – Designing Digital Experiences for Library Websites, 146B @ WCC

1:30 – 3:30 pm – ACRL 2011 National Conference Coordinating Committee Meeting, South American A @ Capital Hilton

7:30 – 9 pm – NMRT Awards Reception, Grand Ballroom @ Marriott at Metro Center


9 am – 12 pm – ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference Committee Meeting, Chinese Ballroom@ Renaissance Mayflower

1:30 – 3:30 pm – For the Love of Reference, 202A @ WCC OR Ultimate Debate: Open Source Software, Free Beer or Free Puppy?, 146B @ WCC

5:30 – 7 pm – Battledecks: The ALA Rumble Royale, 103A @ WCC


9 – 10 am – Closing Session: Amy Sedaris, Ballroom C @ WCC

Driving back to PA

What are your plans for ALA? Anything you’re looking forward to? If you see me, say hello, or let me know if you want to meet up. And don’t forget to use conference tag #ala10 and follow @alaannual!


Written by Erin Dorney

June 7, 2010 at 11:06 PM

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  1. Heck yes for Saturday at 5:30!! Maybe we can invite Barack and Michelle too. Ha!

    Jason Dean

    June 8, 2010 at 12:03 AM

  2. OK, I have now looked at the Flickr signage in your sidebar, and I totally envy your graphic design skills.


    June 8, 2010 at 8:21 AM

  3. @ Jason – Can you imagine?! Hahaha 🙂

    @ Andromeda – Thank you! I have to update it, none of the stuff I made during spring semester is on there yet.


    June 8, 2010 at 10:26 AM

  4. Thanks, Erin, for helping me out with some recommended panels. There are so many to choose from! I’ll also be at the unconference and some of NMRT events. Any suggestions for a first time ALA attendee?

    John Jackson

    June 8, 2010 at 12:44 PM

  5. John – No problem! I agree, there are sooo many events to pick from… there were some that I just couldn’t choose between so I put them both down. I hope to meet you at the unconference on Friday. As for first-time attendee suggestions, check out the tips (and comments) here:


    June 16, 2010 at 1:24 PM

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