Today at 4:00 pm the Public Library Asscociation conference, held this year in Phildadelphia, PA opens their Exhibits. Interested in what else is going on? You can download the complete Conference Program here. You’ll find all kinds of programs, including a wide variety of learning & networking opportunities for youth services librarians.
For the next few days, we will not have our regular, daily posts on this blog. 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 #PLA12.
Seven bloggers have committed to writing short “micro-posts” throughout this conference so ALSC blog readers can have a feel for what is happening in Philadelphia:
- Elisabeth Gattullo has recently joined the team of ALSC bloggers. As you can read in our blogger profiles, Elisabeth is the Collection Development Coordinator at Darien Library (CT).
- 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 from the conference.
- 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.
- Jill Harris is a children’s librarian at the San Rafael Public Library in San Rafael, CA. She plans to attend a wide variety of PLA sessions on the children’s track and will be sharing some of what she learns.
- Angela Newman is a children’s librarian at Tredyffrin Public Library in Strafford, PA, who will be offering a first-timers view of PLA.
- Mary Fellows is the current ALSC President; we’re very honored to have her contributions as a live blogger during this conference.
- Shelley Black Holley is a Children’s Librarian at Southington Public Library in Southington, Connecticut who will be attending a variety of programs related to children.
We hope you enjoy these snippets of conference attendance. We’d love to know what interests you about the PLA conference. What do you hope we snap a picture of or write a quick post about? Let us know in the comments below.