Due to the size of the ALA Annual Conference, the event takes place in a convention center and several hotels. For the 2012 Annual Conference, the exhibits, keynote speakers, and meetings and programs will be held at Anaheim Convention Center. Two hotels are designated as “Co-Headquarter” hotels, and will host meetings, programs and special events. Several more hotels will host some events, and additional hotels will be part of the ALA hotel block to include sleeping rooms. Directions (driving and parking) are available at http://www.alaannual.org/content/resources-attendees.
If you have a special physical or communication need that may impact your participation in this meeting, please check the appropriate box on your registration form and append a statement specifying your special need. While every effort will be made to meet attendees’ needs, we cannot guarantee the availability of accommodations in response to requests received after May 13, 2012. Based upon availability in each city, we maintain a limited number of wheelchairs and scooters on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Carrie Mehrhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to reserve a wheelchair or scooter, for use in the convention center only, or if you wish to discuss any other special needs.
Child Care and Camp ALA
Make this year’s annual meeting a family affair. Once again, ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc. has planned a great children’s activity center for ALA attendees’ children. ACCENT is a nationally recognized professional childcare company organized to provide quality onsite children’s activities in a nurturing, safe, educational environment. ACCENT’s counselors are fun-loving professionals with plenty of experience with children. The camp will operate at Anaheim Convention Center from Friday, June 22 thru Tuesday, June 26, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm daily. Children must be between three months and 17 years of age.
ALA will reimburse the charges expended on Camp ALA child care in the amount of $32 per day, per child to a maximum of $64 per day, per family to any fully-registered parent for each day of the Annual Conference week, June 22-26, 2012. The total cost of the care per child, per day is $80, with $48 paid by the parent member, and $32 paid by the Association. This covers only child care in the ALA day care center, Camp ALA. ALA will not reimburse child care expenses to delegates who live within the Orange County area that would be paid to a regular provider whether the parent was attending the Annual Conference or not. Registration for Camp ALA is available at http://www.alaannual.org.
The ALA Conference Poster Sessions will be displayed on June 23 and 24, 2012. Poster sessions provide an opportunity for individual librarians or libraries to share graphic representations of current research, programs or creative solutions to library problems.
Poster Session topics and times are listed in the Annual Conference Program. For information please visit http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala/.
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