Today is the official start of the ALA Midwinter Conference. Held this year in Dallas, Texas, the Conference promises to be a great opportunity for learning, networking and renewing commitment about what libraries are all about. During the conference, we will not have our regular, daily posts. Instead we will have multiple shorter posts each day. To make it easier for everyone to follow the excitement on Twitter, each post will include the hashtag #alamw12.
In addition to myself, eight other people have committed to writing short posts throughout this conference so blog readers can have a feel for what is happening in Dallas:
- Amanda Ellington is one of our regular bloggers. As you can read in our blogger profiles, Amanda is the Youth Services Supervisor at the Lexington Park Library in St. Mary’s County Maryland. She also contributes to her county’s Picture Book Blog.
- Another regular ALSC blogger, Eva Marie Mitnick is Acting Manager of Youth Services at the Los Angeles Public Library. When Eva has a bit of free time, she runs a little and reads a lot.
- Head of Children’s Services at the Darien Library in Connecticut, Kiera Parrott is a regular ALSC blogger and can also be found online at at Library Voice.
- Another regular ALSC blogger, Heather Acerro stays very busy as the Head of Children’s Services at the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota
- Abby Johnson is one of our regular bloggers. Abby is the Children’s and Outreach Services Manager at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in New Albany, IN. You can also find her blogging at Abby (the) Librarian.
- Dan Rude is the Marketing/Membership Specialist at ALSC. He posts regularly on the ALSC blog and will bring an insider’s perspective to the ALSC blogging at the conference.
- Marilyn Taniguchi works at the Beverly Hills Public Library and is also a Member of the 2013 Newbery Committee
- Becky White is a children’s Librarian at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She blogs regularly on her library’s blog for kids, One Book Two Books, Old Books, New Books.
We hope you enjoy these snippets of conference attendance. We’d love to know what interests you about the ALA conference. What do you hope we snap a picture of or write a quick post about? Let us know!