FIRST TIME ATTENDEE INFO
Conference 101: Orient Yourself
ALA Divisions and Round Tables will be sponsoring Conference 101 programs throughout the weekend. These 101 programs will help you plan how to ‘do’ conference based on the kind of work you do, or the type of library where you work. Get expert advice on programs to attend, exhibitors to visit, parties to frequent, and ways to get the most out of conference.
ALA Ambassadors Help Make the Connection
ALA wants your first Annual Conference to be extraordinary, so when you register, be sure to select: “I am a first time registrant of the ALA Annual Conference.” You will automatically be signed-up to receive a personal welcome from an ALA Ambassador – an ALA member who is a longtime conference goer. ALA Ambassadors help you make connections to programs, people and places before conference so that your time there can be well spent. Ask the questions YOU need answered before you go. And at conference, ALA ambassadors can be identified by their Name Tags – stop anyone anytime in the halls to ask.
Special Events and Programs
First-time attendees will receive special invitations to receptions sponsored by exhibitors and library vendors. Programs especially for new attendees will be highlighted in the program guide. And you can always talk to someone who cares about your experience at the Ambassador counter in registration. Check out the ALA pavilion on the exhibit floor to learn all about ALA.
Plan To Attend At Least One of These Informative Programs Especially if you are a First Time Attendee
The 101 Programs provide a unique introduction to many of the ALA divisions, and provide an orientation to navigating the Annual Conference.
2012 Association Options Fair (ALA)
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
The Association Options Fair, an initiative of ALA President Molly Raphael, provides interested members from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to visit with Association, Division, Committee, Affiliate, and Round Table leaders to discuss volunteer opportunities.
AASL 101 (AASL)
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Experienced members of American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will show you how to navigate Annual Conference and fill you in on other ALA/AASL events. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the AASL ropes regarding everything from the features and benefits of your membership to practical tips and ideas that can help you in your career as a school library professional. First time attendees and prospective members are invited and long-time members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.
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