As I mentioned in passing yesterday, I am headed out to ALA this week, and by the week I mean tomorrow. So if you’re picturing me quietly panicking, you’d be about right. On the other hand, the pre-conference panic is forcing me to do things I should have done a month ago, so that’s good, I guess.
Anyway, ALA, in case you did not know, is more properly ALA Annual, one of the two big conferences of the American Library Association. This year it’s in Chicago, so I’m driving up. I have never been before, and I’m simultaneously really excited and really terrified. But I think I will be learning a lot and since this is my first professional conference while actually employed, I think it’ll be good.
So, because I will be trekking my way through the nation’s largest convention center (they say 2.6 million square feet like it’s a selling point), posting will probably be light to non-existent around here. I will hopefully be back to regular posting next Tuesday or Wednesday.
And if you happen to be going to Annual too, I’d love to say hi! I will be doing several YA/children’s things and one or two circulation things.