I’m going to my first ever ALA Annual this year!
Want to say hi?
Come Ride with Librarians on Friday, June 26 at 2 pm (or just meet us for happy hour at 4 pm)
Everyone is welcome – librarians, those who love librarians, those who just like to ride bikes… No one will be turned away, and no rider will be left behind.
We’ll leave from the Moscone Center then: Ride to Mission Bay Branch Library/AT & T Park ->
Ride along Embarcadero ->Ride up Market Street ->Stop at San Francisco’s Main Library ->Ride along Market Street to Valencia Street ->Stop at Mission Branch Library ->Tour Mission Murals ->Ride back to Moscone Center and ->HAPPY HOUR! at Thirsty Bear
New Members Round Table 101 on Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 am
New Members Round Table leaders and experienced members welcome current and prospective NMRT members to the NMRT 101 session. Learn about what NMRT does, NMRT events happening at the ALA Annual Conference, benefits of membership, and how to get more involved. This will be a great place to make connections and network with new members and experienced leaders alike.
I’ll be part of a panel discussion on topics relevant to new librarians.
Lessons From Hiring Librarians on Saturday, June 27 at 3 pm
Emily Weak, founder of the blog Hiring Librarians, will reveal lessons learned from interviews with hundreds of people who hire librarians and nearly 600 job hunters. The workshop will use the Hiring Librarians survey format to also look at the job hunting experiences of attendees, in order to help develop personalized strategies for finding work.
Silicon Valley Grows: Seed Libraries Unite on Sunday, June 28 at 12:30 pm
This poster session brings together librarians from Silicon Valley Grows, a multi-library project that takes the “one city, one book” concept into the world of seed libraries.
In case you don’t know, I look like this: