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My Midwinter Schedule at a Glance

(I know it’s Blackout Wednesday, but my blog is not really enough of a destination on the web to be worth taking down. Do take a moment to contact your representatives and senators, to tell them how awful this legislation is, please!)

This is the conference with the most social activities ever. I’m half-introvert, so this will be a bit of a stretch for me. But it’ll also be awesome! I hope to meet like a million fantastic people—no problem, right?—and get a good start on my Emerging Leaders project (Librarians Build Communities).

Btw: I made a map. And I am delighted to report that my iPhone can read it! (When did that happen?)


  • 6-9pm: Finish packing
  • Later: Board red-eye


  • Arrive in Dallas in the afternoon
  • Try to check in early to Sheraton for a nap
  • Maybe show up at registration? (No, looks like that doesn’t open until Friday.)
  • 7pm: Teleconference with Alaska Library Association
  • 8:30pm: EL & Friends Meetup at Iron Cactus



  • 8:30-9:30am: ALA Master Series: A Library occupies Occupy Wall Street
  • 10:30am-12pm: NMRT Executive Board Meeting
  • 12:30-1pm: ALA Masters Series: Dallas Public Library on Re-imagining the Public Library in a Post-Recession Economy
  • 1:30-3:30pm: NMRT Membership, Networking & Committee Interest Meeting; if I’m not needed there, I’ll head over to RUSA MARS Hot Topics Discussion Forum–that’s been great in the past!
  • 4-5:30pm: Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting (unless I’m getting tired by then)
  • 5:30-7:30pm: NMRT Social at City Tavern
  • 7:30-10pm: 5th Annual Newbie and Veteran Tweetup at the Anvil Pub
  • Thereafter: ALA MW ’12 After Hours Social at LaGrange


  • (8am is going to be much too early, but…) SummonCamp
  • 10-11am: John Green – yeah, I’ll have to leave SummonCamp early, but I really like Vlogbrothers!
  • 11am-noon: Maybe pop into NMRT/LLAMA New Leaders Discussion Group!
  • Lunch
  • 1-3pm: The Midwinter Conversation: Transforming Librarianship
  • Exhibits
  • 6:30pm: STS Dinner at City Tavern
  • Thereafter: Elsevier Dessert Reception at Eddie Deen’s Ranch


  • 8-10am: LITA Town Meeting (if I can drag myself out of bed in time)
  • 10am: Meeting about LibraryCamp
  • 11:30am-1pm: Springer Innovations for Academic Libraries Lunch and Learn Session (Hyatt)
  • 2-3pm: Exhibits closing with Lisa Loeb
  • 3:30-5pm: Library Camp – which I’m helping out with! Please come, if you’re still in town!
  • Maybe find a steak house for dinner. I mean, it’s Texas, right?


  • Go to the Zoo/Aquarium
  • And maybe Dallas Public Library?
  • And where else should I go?
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One Comment

  1. Looks like we’ll be in a few of the same sessions.
    Have fun being an EL! I met great people my year.

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