Wednesday, June 09, 2010

ALA 2010

Putting together your ALA plans?

I will be presenting at two, yes, two programs!

First, I'm part of the YALSA Preconference, Promoting Teen Reading with Web 2.0 Tools. Last time I checked, there was still room in the precon. It's Friday, June 25th, from 12:30 to 4:30. I will be talking about fanfiction. Description from the press release: Librarians, reporters and academics will explore teens' daily use of technology and the interaction of digital and print reading channels, including fan fiction and gaming. YA authors will discuss leveraging readership through social networking channels. Speakers for the preconference include Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl, Malinda Lo, John Green and David Levithan.

Second, I'm part of the panel for Children's and YA Book Blogs: Enhancing Library Services, 8:00 AM. Also on the panel are Pam "MotherReader" Coughlan and Travis "100 Scope Notes" Jonker. : From ALA Conference Program.

Hope to see you there!

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NatalieSap said...

It's my first time at ALA, and I'm drowning in all of the schedules, wikis, blogs, tweets and whatnots. Is there an easy way to sign up for the preconference? I remember looking at it and thinking, oh man, I wish I could go to that!

tanita✿davis said...

WOW. I will be in the presence of serious celebrities.

...I wish I could actually GO to presentations. But there's that whole I'm-not-a-librarian-and-my-publisher-is-dragging-me-to-smoozefests thing going on.

Michelle said...

I've already signed up for the pre-conference on Friday. I'm looking forward to it!

Eva M said...

I'll be attending the teens and 2.0 preconference - see you there!
Eva M

Liz B said...

Natalie, I think you have to sign into ALA's site & then go to "register for events." I think its also the same way to add to an existing registration. Hmmm....right now they are saying you need to call an 800 number. I'll be honest; I find ALA's registration/adding function to be confusing.

Tanita, have fun smoozing! I'm hoping I'm at one of those smoozefests.

Michelle & Eva, looking forward to saying "hi".

Scope Notes said...

Looking forward to it!