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Discussion Question

by Yasmeen Shorish on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:58 am

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knew if under the Scholarship for a Day program, one would be able to attend a meeting on Sunday?  There is a meeting for ALA EMIERT that I would love to attend, but I am not sure if that is an open meeting or if you need to be an ALA member.  This is my first conference and I am not totally sure how to go about all this.  I was also told that I could attend the NMRT Meet and Greet on Friday...is that correct?

Thanks for your help!

Yasmeen.

Discussion Great Program!

by Yasmeen Shorish on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 09:58 am

I wanted to post a big 'thank you' to everyone who helped organize this great program and to everyone who helped by volunteering and offering advice to all of us Scholarship-for-a-Day recipients.  I had a truly fantastic time at the event.  It was an invaluable experience to speak with past Spectrum Scholars and the various speakers from the event.  Trevor, Maria, Gwendollyn and Tracy (to name just a very few) have been encouraging and inspiring for those of us with little to no experience in the field. 

I wanted to post a big 'thank you' to everyone who helped organize this great program and to everyone who helped by volunteering and offering advice to all of us Scholarship-for-a-Day recipients.  I had a truly fantastic time at the event.  It was an invaluable experience to speak with past Spectrum Scholars and the various speakers from the event.  Trevor, Maria, Gwendollyn and Tracy (to name just a very few) have been encouraging and inspiring for those of us with little to no experience in the field. 

At the risk of sounding overly effusive, the event had a very familial feel to it and was very welcoming and inspiring.  I am looking forward to starting my studies in Library Science and wanted to thank everyone once again for all their support!

~Yasmeen Shorish.

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Discussion No, thank you!

by E. Chisato Uyeki on Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I just wanted to say I so appreciated having the opportunity to meet and interact with so many of the students and scholars who were part of the Conference for a day. As a guide was hoping to be helpful in orienting others to conference, but as I should always expect, I learned a lot, had fun, and was inspired and re-invigorated through my interactions with all of you new-to or thinking about librarianship and by learning along side you all. I spoke briefly to a few folks who wanted to talk more- but we didn't reconnect- please do feel free to be in touch with me directly. Best, Chisa

Discussion ACRL 101 :: Session & tipsheet for 1st time attendees

by E. Chisato Uyeki on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 04:34 pm

I thought I'd post this as a session that might be of interest for those interested in academic librarianship. Also, please see the link to the Making the Most of Your 1st Conference Tipsheet- this might also be useful for all the 1st time attendees (I will not be attending this session- but wanted to put it out there in case some folks were interested).

I thought I'd post this as a session that might be of interest for those interested in academic librarianship. Also, please see the link to the Making the Most of Your 1st Conference Tipsheet- this might also be useful for all the 1st time attendees (I will not be attending this session- but wanted to put it out there in case some folks were interested).

Best,

Chisa

The Association of College and Research Libraries is pleased to invite you to this year's membership meeting and ACRL 101 session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. This interactive session will be held Saturday, July 11, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Ballroom IV of the Chicago Sheraton Hotel. A delicious continental breakfast will be provided.

After a brief membership meeting, ACRL member leaders will provide an orientation to ALA, ACRL, and the conference experience. Representatives from all seventeen ACRL sections will be available to answer questions and welcome you.

RSVP now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Z74MvJtHVBGQKNYUwUbZPw_3d_3d .

Can’t make it to ACRL 101? Then make sure you download and bring the Making the Most of Your 1st Conference Tipsheet http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/images/c/cc/ACRL101-MakingtheMost.pdf with you to Chicago. It is filled with conference tips that even veterans will appreciate.

See you in Chicago!

Adam Burling

ACRL Program Coordinator

Mary Jane Petrowski

ACRL Associate Director

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Discussion Hello

by Harriett Green on Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Hello all,

My name is Harriett Green and I'm a 2008-2009 Spectrum Scholar.  I just finished my first year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I plan to become an academic librarian in reference and instruction. I work at the Information Desk at the UIUC Main Library, and I'm also doing a project this summer with the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. I look forward to meeting you all on Saturday!

Best,
Harriett Green

Discussion Greetings

by Christopher Morgan-Chi (non-member) on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 06:19 pm

Greetings All

My name is Christopher Morgan. I'm a native chicagoan finishing undergrad in december 2009 planning to attend the library science program at Dominican or Urbana-Champaign in the spring 2010, interested in k-12 and possible study-work abroad program in africa. I'm Looking forward to attending conference next week.

This is a space for all the participants in the ALA Annual Conference Scholarship for a Day program and other interested parties to find network, shares ideas and information.

Please plan to arrive to Room W186c in the West Pavilion of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago by 9am. If you are unfamiliar with getting to the Convention Center, visit http://www.mccormickplace.com/maps_direct/maps_dir.html for directions.

Our Schedule for the Day:
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Welcome and breakfast
10:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attend a program or visit the exhibits
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Attend a program or visit the exhibits
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Attend a program or visit the exhibits
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Opening General Session*
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Scholarship Bash (optional)**

Once all participants have joined this Community we'll post specific sessions during each of our time slots and ask you to use the comments field to indicate which ONE session you'd most like to attend.  Looking forward to meeting you!

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