The 2013 ALA Annual Conference begins this week and I’ll be on my way to Chicago in the next few days. As is customary among Libloggers, I’ve posted my schedule below. Safe travels to everyone traveling this week. I hope to see you there!

 

Friday, June 28

02:20pm: Arrive at Chicago Midway

03:00pm – 10:00pm: Check in, Registration, Opening events, etc.

10:00pm – 12:00am: Reception

10:00pm – 04:00am: ALA Dance Party 4 (Ay Chiwowa, 311 W Chicago Ave.)

 

Saturday, June 29

08:30am – 10:00am: ULS Executive Committee Meeting (Hyatt Regency Chicago – Gold Coast)

10:30am – 11:30am: ACRL New Members Discussion Group (Hyatt Regency Chicago – Columbus CD)

01:00pm – 02:30pm: Forum on Revised Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (McCormick Place Convention Center – N132)

03:00pm – 05:00pm: Beta Phi Mu General Assembly (McCormick Place Convention Center – N230b)

04:30pm – 06:00pm: Busting Out of the Cubicle: Your Creative Self at Work (McCormick Place Convention Center – S102bc)

05:30pm – 07:00pm: ACRL ULS/CLS Social (Plymouth Grill, 327 South Plymouth Court)

07:30pm – 09:30pm: ALA Newbie and Veteran Tweetup (Elephant and Castle, 185 North Wabash Avenue)

09:00pm – 12:00am: ALA Afterhours EveryLibrary and Librarian Wardrobe Party (Blue Frog’s Local 22, 22 E. Hubbard)

 

Sunday, June 30

09:15am – 10:00am: Conversation Starters: Achievement unlocked: Motivating and assessing user learning with digital badges (McCormick Place Convention Center – S102d)

10:30am – 11:30am: Conference Program Planning–Las Vegas 2014 Committee Meeting (Hyatt Regency Chicago – Columbian

01:00pm – 02:30pm: ACRL Information Literacy Web Site Committee (Hyatt Regency Chicago – Wrigley)

03:00pm – 05:00pm: ALA Website Advisory Committee Meeting (McCormick Place Convention Center – N134)

06:00pm – 08:00pm: GLBTRT Social, $5 suggested donation (Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W Belmont Ave)

 

Monday, July 1

08:00am – 08:45am: Conversation Starters: Tumblarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians (McCormick Place Convention Center – S102d)

01:00pm – 02:30pm: ALA Conversation Roundtable (Hyatt Regency McCormick (HRM), Meeting Suite 5)

05:30pm – 07:00pm: Chicago Showdown: ALA Battledecks IV (McCormick Place Convention Center – N229)

08:00pm – 12:00am: Reception

09:00pm – 2:00am: Que(e)ry: Leather Bound in Chicago, $10 suggested donation (Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W Belmont Ave)

 

Tuesday, July 2

01:00pm: Flight out of Chicago Midway