My #ALA2013 (Social) Schedule

One of my goals today was to get my ALA Annual schedule in somewhat manageable order before the conference next week since I knew time was going to be precious over the course of the next few days AND I didn’t want to be caught unawares when I got to the conference. After going through the scheduler backwards and forwards numerous times, adding in meeting not on the official list, and food plans, I blanched when I saw  how heavy I had booked myself. Some time slots had as little as two sessions planned, others as many as six. All of them, to some degree, equally important.

Originally, like my ACRL pre-conference post,  I was going to load up my complete schedule here and so that people could find me and I could easily have it on my phone. Until I loaded the calendering from scheduler directly into my Google calendar and wept.  (I apparently also broke Google calendar as I cannot even get it to load right now, and for that I’m sorry.)

So instead most of the below is my pre-arranged breakfast/lunch plans along with my after hours social obligations. If there is a Facebook event available, I linked to it but you should check out the fairly complete list of after-hours socials  compiled by my favorite metal head, Lauren, for all the details on the events.  As I’m leaving late Monday afternoon, my event calendaring ends around the lunch hour on Monday.

You can find me around the conference areas pretty easily: I’ll be the tall, short haired, person wearing one of my bazillion nerdy tshirts.  This is specifically important if you want one of the #libtechwomen ribbons I’ll be handing out while I’m at ALA.

Lastly, if you want to meet up at one of the social events below or on the conference floor itself, you can always follow me on the twitters.

Friday

18:00 – ? Circulating Ideas Friday Night Dinner, (Kitty O’Sheas)
19:30 – 22:00 ALA Play (Sheraton Chicago Ballroom)
22:00 – ? ALA Dance Party (Ay Chiwowa, Chicago)
22:00 – ? STACKS! Soul Librarian Dance Party & Benefit for the Read/Write Library (Late Bar, 3534 W. Belmont Ave. at Drake)

Saturday

07:00 – 10:00 Dewey Update Breakfast  (Room N230a, McCormick)
10:00 – 12:00 ALA CraftCon (Uncommons, McCormick)
11:30 – 13:00 Innovative Customer Luncheon at ALA (Hyatt Regency Room 10CD, McCormick)
13:00 – 14:30 ALA Think Tank for Council Shawarma Meetup (Oasis Cafe)
19:00 – 21:00 Library Journal and Tumblr Present SET PHASERS TO INTERNET (Blue Frog’s Local 22)
20:30 – ? ALA Tweetup (Elephant & Castle)
22:00 – 03:00 ALA2013 After Hours – Local 22 – EveryLibrary and Librarian Wardrobe Party (Blue Frog’s Local 22)

Sunday

07:30 – ? Alexander Street Press Breakfast (Continental Ballroom, Hilton Chicago)
07:30 – ? OCLC Update Breakfast (Room E354a, McCormick)
10:30 – 11:30 RandomHouse Fall2013 Book Brunch (Room N227A, McCormick North)
13:00-14:30 Launching Online Special Collections using CONTENTdm (Adler Room 24B, Hyatt Regency McCormick)
17:30 – 20:00 LITA Happy Hour (Fado Irish Pub)
18:00 – 20:00 GLBTRT Social at ALA Annual! (Ann Sather)
21:00 – ? Biblio Follies 2nd Ed. (The Backroom)

Monday

08:30 – 10:00 CONTENTdm User Group Meeting (Room N135, McCormick)
11:00 – 11:30 ExLibris Meeting (Booth #217, McCormick)
12:00 – 13:00 The OCLC President’s Luncheon (Lakeside Ballroom (E354a), McCormick)