Category Archives: ALA

Countdown to ALA

Day after tomorrow, I’m Vegas bound for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference! It’ll be my first trip to Las Vegas, and while I’ll be quite busy with conference stuff most of the time, I’m taking a little time out … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Summer School

I paid for summer school today, the last summer school I’ll have to pay for, which is pretty exciting! The text book I ordered via Amazon earlier this week arrived yesterday, so things are falling into place. Summer Session II … Continue reading

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Better Luck Next Time

In the past few days, I learned that our ALA Student Chapter of the Year nomination didn’t make the cut; neither did the Hack Library School ALA Conversation Starter proposal I contributed to.  I learned some things from both, though, … Continue reading

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Waiting for News

Last month, I applied for a couple of things with library-school related groups, both with “early April” notification. One is being part of a Conversation Starter on library advocacy with the Hack Library School bloggers at the ALA Annual Conference … Continue reading

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ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014

Late last month, I attended American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting 2014 in Philadelphia. Although it was my second ALA conference, it was my first Midwinter Meeting, as well as my first visit to Philadelphia in several decades, and I … Continue reading

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Another Semester in the Books

I’m sitting at my desk this evening with a cup of steaming Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea next to me (thanks, Lisa!), looking around at a slightly less messy desk. It’s finally sunk in that another semester is over! Yay! … Continue reading

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I’ve Signed Up!

I did it! This afternoon, I registered for the ALA Midwinter Meeting AND Annual Conference for 2014. I’m excited! Since I’m still a library school student, I was able to register at the student rate, and signing up for both … Continue reading

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Back to School

Yay! Classes start back this week! I’m taking “Intro to Digital Libraries” this semester, and my first class will be Thursday night. It’s the first class I’m taking that doesn’t require a textbook, but I’m sure we’ll be busy with … Continue reading

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Dinner with Classmates

I helped organize another ALA Student Chapter Dinner for March, and we met at Village Draft House this past Saturday night. It was a smaller group than last month, but a fun mix of on-campus and online students, as well … Continue reading

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Earlier this week, I learned that I didn’t get the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, which is a $1ooo award to help cover the costs of attending this year’s ALA Annual Conference. I’m a little disappointed, but I bet there were … Continue reading

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