Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

Glad to be back in NOLA

A little rain can’t dampen the enthusiasm here in New Orleans! My flight was packed full of librarians (we played “spot the librarian” in the airport – my glasses on a chain were a dead giveaway!), and every seat was … Continue reading

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Authors, Authors, Authors!

#ALA11; Thursday, 11:30 pm  Wow! There are a lot of authors & illustrators who will be signing, reading, and presenting at the Conference this weekend.  I will need to see if I can arrange my schedule to try to catch … Continue reading

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Booth Set-Up

Today I set up the booth and as always I wonder what the librarians will be interested in this year.  Last year I had much interest from teen librarians in our women’s issue books and some key nature titles.   … Continue reading

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That Convention Floor Smell

Maybe it’s the long, freshly vaccuumed hallways, maybe it’s the sight of bright red ALA bags all over. Whatever it is, it’s apparent that Annual Conference is upon us. This will be my first Annual Conference…as a staff member. In … Continue reading

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I’ve Arrived in New Orleans!

It is, as to be expected, hot and humid here at #ala11, but it didn’t take me long to remember one of the things I love about New Orleans – the people are unfailingly friendly!  The airport staff, the shuttle … Continue reading

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Arrival ALA11

It was muggy-lovely in New Orleans this morning, overcast and very June.  I have never been to NO ALA and when driving past the convention center the shuttle driver said it was ten blocks large.  That might be a slight … Continue reading

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Getting excited!!

I leave for #ALA11 Thursday afternoon, and the excitement has been building all week. My clothes are laid out, I’ve loaded new books on my iPad, and plans are made. The ALA conference schedule site was a huge help for … Continue reading

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