I will be blogging during my free time at ALA both for the new AASL Blog and for myself. The official AASL blog doesn’t allow us to discuss the schwag and the exhibit halls, but sometimes I make the best contacts in there. From discussions with publishers in the past, we were able to organize our TASL Forum this year.
I am greatly looking forward to attending AASL functions - especially Affiliate Assembly and the legislative advocacy meetings. Here is my initial itinerary of meetings:
Breakfast for Fun at the Cafe Fleur-de-Lis at 307 Chartres St. (2 blocks behind the New Orleans Marriott) at 9:00 a.m.
ALA -PIO Advocacy Institute 6/23/2006 , 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Astor Crowne Plaza room: Grand BR C
AASL AASL Board of Directors Meeting I 6/23/2006 , 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (I don’t have to attend this, but I’m going to pop in for a few moments to watch) Morial Rm. 270
ALA -WO Legislative Advocacy Summit - cosponsored by COL, Legislation Assembly 6/23/2006 , 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Morial Rm. 277
ALA -WO COL /Legislative Assembly Joint Meeting 6/23/2006 , 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (I don’t see how I can attend this one but I have a seat there and need a committee member to attend for me.) Morial Rm. 277
AASL Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee 6/23/2006 , 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Morial Rm. 270
AASL Affiliate Assembly I 6/23/2006 , 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Morial Rm. 271-72
AASL Celebrate Conference 6/24/2006 , 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Morial Rm. 393
AASL AASL President’s Program 6/24/2006 , 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Morial Rm. 283-85
ALA ALA/ProQuest Scholarship and Library Relief Event 6/24/2006 , 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Morial Auditorium
AASL Affiliate Assembly II 6/25/2006 , 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morial: Rm. 261-262
ALSC 2006 Newbery/Caldecott Banquet 6/25/2006 , 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM New Orleans Marriott room: Grand BR
ALA -WO Legislation Assembly Meeting 6/26/2006 , 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Morial Rm. 238-239
AASL AASL All Committee Meeting 6/26/2006 , 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Morial Rm. 394-395
AASL Joint Legislation Committee 6/26/2006 , 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Morial Rm. 254
Don’t you find it amazing that we adults utilize the new technologies to keep in touch and let others know where we are, yet we absolutely freak out when our students attempt similar tactics?