Today ALA sent out the first of a series of weekly e-mails to conference attendees. If have yet to sign up, here is this week’s installment of the online orientation:
ALA Annual Conference is just six weeks away. We want to provide you with email orientations between now
and then that will help you get the most out of your conference experience. Today's email will focus on
navigating the program tracks and the city, plus a few "don't miss" activities. As always, if you have
questions about conference, you can visit the website at www.ala.org/annual, and the conference wiki at
http://wikis.ala.org/annual2007, or you can email email@example.com.
rich and interesting content for building your skills and enhancing library services. The preliminary
program descriptions are organized by track and by day. Programs in a track are generally located in
nearby rooms or hotels, making it easy to move between sessions quickly.
information and pricing (when available) is provided for pre-arrival and departure planning.
is on the wiki. The closest METRO stop to the Convention Center is Mt. Vernon Square - 7th St.
The Convention Center is on the Yellow and Green Lines:
http://www.wmata.com/default.cfm. Thompson Gale will again sponsor shuttle bus services within
the ALA Hotel Block. The shuttle schedule will be available soon.
budget conscious attendee. The Convention Center offers a list of 'walkable' restaurants
(with price guide) at http://www.dcconvention.com/attendees/restaurants.asp.
And more info on nightlife and cultural attractions is linked from the Wiki homepage.
Metro system maps are online at http://www.wmata.com/maps/maps.cfm?fromMenu=MapsAndStations.0 Accessibility Services We ask that if you have a physical or communications need which affects your ability to
partricipate in confernce that you contact Laura Gallegos in ALA Conference Services by
May 18th at 800-545-2433 ext 3220 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for services. In addition,
the Washington Convention Center site has a comprehensive overview of access and accomodations
provided to all guests with disabilities at http://www.dcconvention.com/attendees/disabilities.asp
The film premiere will begin at 8:00 pm. This is a no-charge event, however attendees must have
a conference or exhibits badge, or be the guest of a person with a badge. Black Tie optional.
ALA/ProQuest CSA Scholarship Event Business Tomorrow... Comedy Tonight!!! Featuring: Mark Russell and The Capitol Steps,
Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 8:00 pm. Have a great time and support future librarians.
Tickets are only $35.00 and available through ALA registration.
Bring your friends and family. It's fun for all.
Third Annual Bookcart Drill Team World Championship
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the Convention Center
The Third Annual Bookcart Drill Team World Championship will take place during the ALA Annual
Plan to attend at least one Meeting of the Membership and take part in the discussions about the
future of the association, our place in society and have your voice heard. ALA Membership
Meeting I, Saturday, June 23 , 3:30-5:00 pm and ALA Membership Meeting II, Monday, June 25,
The Annual Conference Wiki is your space to ask, find, comment, and promote.
Visit http://wikis.ala.org/annual2007 to read, write and connect with other attendees,
exhibitors and the city of Washington D.C.