WLA (April 18-20)
This year’s WLA (Washington Library Association) conference “One Tribe: Bringing Washington’s Libraries Together” will be held in Tualip, just 40 miles North of Seattle, April 18-20. The WLA conference is a terrific way to expand your horizons about the field of librarianship and network with fellow students and future colleagues. There are sessions on everything from readers advisory to leadership, library design to digital storytelling, online archives to cultural competency, and much more. Check out the detailed schedule here.
UW’s sALA recently awarded two scholarships to iSchool students attending WLA 2012. Join us in congratulating Sarah Ogden and Lauren Kreutzer!
To help coordinate carpooling and room shares at the conference, sALA has created this Google spreadsheet. Use it to enter your contact info, where you live, the days you are planning to go, whether you can drive, etc. Then it’s up to you to look for other people whose plans match up with yours and contact them to arrange the details.
ALA Annual (June 21-26)
Here we come Anaheim, CA!
Join your fellow librarians, library students, library supporters, and iSchool associated folks in CA for the annual ALA Conference June 21-26, 2012. To find out more and to register, visit the ALA annual site. The student rate is only $95 and childcare is available for those of you with kids!
Stay tuned for more info about iSchool meet-ups in CA, tips on getting the best out of the conference, and even possible roommates.
PLA Annual (March 13-17, 2012)
Interested in all things public library? The Public Library Association’s annual conference was held March 13-17 in Philadelphia. The iSchool’s Amy Mikel won a scholarship to attend in the ‘win a trip to PLA 2012′ essay contest.