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The LITA events gCal is populated - let me know if you have timezone toubles...
See you in Chicago!
This is great! Are there attendance costs for these? Also, if we had filled out the volunteer form for committee work, would we have heard back by now if we were selected?
Thank you, Alison Miller Researcher in Distance Education The Internet Public Library Florida State University
Manager, ipl2 Reference Services
There is an extra cost for each of the preconferences, but your ALA Annual registration fee will get you into all of the others. Plus, if you're in the Chicago area, you can hit the LITA social gathering witout even paying registration :)
If you've volunteered and not heard back yet, don't be surprised... It takes a while for everything to go through the channels. If you want to know or have a better idea, email the LITA Executive Director Mary Taylor mtaylor at ala.org or the LITA President Michelle Frisque (whose email I don't recall off the top of my head)
"Always remember everyone is working to make the organization better in their own way." -Eli Mina, ALA Parliamentarian
This will be my first Annual, so please pardon the silly questions! I'm interested in the BIGWIG and the Public Libraries interest groups, but I'm not entirely clear on how to get involved. Should I just show up and say hello? Do I need to be a paid-up member of LITA first? Any newbie tips would be much appreciated!
You've got it: just show up and say hello!
Conference time is the best time to learn more about LITA: talking with LITA members will help you find out more about the association, and sitting in on meetings and interest groups will give you a chance to see firsthand what the group is like. Just check in with the group chair or convener at the start of the meeting to be sure it's an open meeting and guests are permitted.
You don't need to be a paid member to drop in, but you'll need to join LITA if you decide that you want to become a member of a group within LITA.... which we hope you will!
Most of all: don't miss the LITA Happy Hour on Friday night!
Lisa Carlucci Thomas