Agenda for ALA

I will be attending ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC from Thursday, June 21 until Tuesday, June 26; it will be my 5th Annual Conference and as always I can’t wait!

 I’ve been to D.C. few times and always stayed for few days, but this time I am going for full five days! I finally got around to finalize my agenda for the conference and I am sharing it here with you…in case you need to find meJ  It includes not-to-miss programs and events. I wish I had a clon to attend more progams! For more, click on these REFORMA, IRRT, and IFRT. Of course, this agenda is still in construction and will be modified during the conference as meetings, dinners, drinks, etc., come up… Still, if you wonder where I am, feel free to email and for those of you with my phone number, text is the best!

Those with * are programs on my wish list…again, I need a clon!

Thursday, June 21

Arrive and go straight to a meeting my colleague Sekou Molefi Baako invited me – promise to be an interesting one!

Friday, June 23

8:00-10:00 National Conversation on Privacy

12:30-3:30 Movers & Shakers 2007 Annual Luncheon – I am class of 2007!

Native Dance to honor Loriene Roy

6:00-8:00 REFORMA Executive Board meeting

ALA NMRT Meet & Greet – I am now a seasonsed new librarian but this gathering interests me as a co-convenor of IFLA/New Professionals Discussion Group.

Saturday, June 24

International Relations Committee + International Relations Round Table Subcommittee meetings am

ALA Membership meeting pm


moderator and speaker:

Serving Spanish Speakers with Disabilities – staff awareness, collection development and technologies for this population

Grand Hyatt Room: Independence B-C

11:30-1:30 Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards Reception

visit FOLDA @ Exhibition Hall: Got Deaf Culture @ your library?

*look this out! 1:30-3:30 Navigating the Rapids: Myths and Realities of Intergenerational Workplaces

3:00-5:00 Diversity & Outreach Fair

4:00-5:30 Walking Hand-in-Hand: Librarianship & Social Movements Today

8:00 pm  Mario & Dwayne’s Party!

Sunday, June 25

ALA Council meeting am

8:00-12:00 REFORMA Board of Directors Meeting


Swap & Shop from OLOS @ Exhibit Hall

International Poster Sessions @ Exhibit Hall

1:30-3:30  English Only: Censorship and its Impact on Latino Children and Young Adults in School and Public Libraries

speakers: Congressman Raúl Grijalva and Judith Krug, ALA Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom

5:30  Queens Library Staff Reception

Monday, June 25

ALA membership meeting pm

8:00-10:00 Intellectual Freedom Round Table 2nd  meeting


speaking at

(PLA-LS) Marketing Library Services to the Melting Pot

Washington Convention Center Room: 103A

1:30-3:30 Competence: Bridging the Gap Between What We Say and What We Do

*1:30-3:30 International Library Partnerships: Walking Side by Side

6:00-8:00 International Librarian’s Reception @ Library of Congress

Tuesday, June 26

ALA Council meeting am

1:00-3:00 International Relations Committee 2nd meeting

7:00 ALA Inaugural Banquet


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