Monday, June 23, 2008

Plan for ALA in Anaheim

I know you were waiting with bated breath for my schedule. (I know I have been; this is the first time I've gotten to sit down with the schedule and plan for the conference.) Anyway, here is where I will be:

Thursday June 26

Arrive Santa Ana airport 9:05pm, head to Comfort Inn Maingate.

Friday June 27

8:30am - 5:30pm: RUSA/BRASS Business Reference 101. Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County, Royal A/B.

5:30pm - 8:00pm: LITA Happy Hour. Location: Mist Pool Bar at Hotel Menage (1221 S Harbor Blvd). Note: This is a maybe. I am not a LITA member, but a whole lot of very cool peeps are likely to be there that I would like to meet irl.

Saturday June 28

8:00 - 9:00am: RSS Open House. Location: Sheraton Park Hotel.

9:00 - 10:30am: RSS User Education & Info Lit Committee Meeting. Location: Sheraton Park Hotel, Palm ballroom.

11:am - 1:00pm: Free for lunching - will likely check out exhibits

1:30 - 3:30pm: Learning Virtually panel session. Location: Hilton Anaheim Pacific Ballroom D.

4:00 - 5:00pm: Learning Virtually Poster Session. Location: Hilton Anaheim pacific ballroom C. (Note: I've got a poster session here!)

6:00pm - Dinner/drinks with Cindi T. & various other Twitpeeps. Meet up at registration desk. Can you say par-tay? Ahem, I mean, net-working?

Sunday June 29

7:30 - ?: Alexander Street press breakfast. Location: Red Lion Maingate ballroom.

10:30am - 12:00pm: Energize Your Instruction (LIRT). Location: Anaheim Convention Center Room 204C.

12:30pm - ?: Bites with LIRT Lunch. Location: PF Chang's at 321 West Katella in Anaheim GardenWalk.

1:30 - 3:30pm: Providing Tech Service on the Front Lines (RUSA/MARS). Location: Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom 1.

5:30pm - ?: OCLC Blogger's Salon. Location: Hilton Anaheim Palisades room.

7:30pm - ?: 3M/NMRT Social. Location: Hyatt Grand A.

Damn. The Swets reception is 6-8pm here. But am supposed to meet my fellow IL08 preconferencers at blogging salon and I really want to meet the people I've been fencing with on the NMRT listserv.

Monday June 30

10:30am - 12:00pm: You've Been Shopped! Mystery Shopping for better Service. Location: Disneyland Center Hotel Ballroom.

12:30 - 1:30pm: ProQuest lunch & Learn. Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Room 212A.

1:30pm - 3:30: RUSA President's Program: Quality Service in an Impersonal World. Location: Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland North BR.

4:30pm - 5:30: The Healthy Librarian: Cultivating Wellness in the Workplace. Location: Disney's Paradise Pier in Redondo.

5:30 - 7:30pm: Poetry Blast. Location: Anaheim Marriott Salon F. (Tentative - I have no idea what this is, but I do like poetry...)

Rumors of meeting up with twitpeeps for dinner and perhaps some dancings. Oooooh, I smell a par-tay....

Tuesday July 1

8:00am - 12:00pm: Juried Papers, Location: Anaheim Convention Center 208A, 208B, 209A. I'm interested to see what folks are up to.

12:00pm - ?: I think I'll walk the exhibits and see if there's anything left to pick up or see. It'll be an early day for me, since I leave on Wednesday way before the buttcrack of West Coast dawn. Gimme a holler if you're still around and want some companies.

Wednesday July 2

My shuttle comes to fetch me at 3:45am. Um, yeah. Ew.

I may end up adding small things here and there, but this is the meat of it. I'm still trying to figure out what i want to attend to fill in my Monday and Tuesday; suggestions welcome!


Bayou Librarian said...

I will most likely be at LITA happy hour too with some friends. Yay! If I see you, I'll say hi. ;-)

Allison said...

Awesome stalking guide! :-)

Colleen said...

@bayou librarian - sounds good, I hope to see you there! Safe travels....

@allison - I like to make it easy for my fans to find me *grin*

LaDonna said...

Hadn't heard of the LITA happy hour but maybe I'll swing by.