Gonna be honest y’all: When I’m not presenting, I’m going to be spending most of #alaac18 in a cafe working on projects. #somanydeadlines
— John Jackson (@johnxlibris) June 18, 2018
It isn’t my intention to be anti-social at Annual, but I have a few looming deadlines and a number of projects that I would like to start mapping out. The energy and distance that ALA Annual provides might just be the best environment to make that happen. Hopefully, I can find a late-night cafe near my hotel where that can take place.
When I’m not buried in my laptop, here’s where I plan to be. Hope to see some of you there!
Arrive in New Orleans. Get settled into hotel. Maybe meet up with some friends for a drink.
8:30a – 4:00p: Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success
4:00p – 5:30p: Opening General Session featuring Michelle Obama
10:30a – 12:00p: ACRL President’s Program: Beyond Resilience: Crafting a Caring Organization
1:00p – 2:00p: What Every Librarian Should Know about Young News Consumers
2:30p – 3:30p: Libraries and Learning Analytics: Identifying the Issues
4:00p – 5:00p: Studying and Spirituality: Prayer and Meditation Spaces in Academic Libraries
8:30a – 10:00a: Current Topics Discussion Group (ACRL ULS)
10:30a – 11:30a: Whiteness in LIS: Tracing its Impact, Mapping Resistance
1:00p – 2:00p: We’re All in It Together: Focusing Outreach & Assessment to Your Institution’s Strategic Goals (I’m presenting with colleagues at this one!)
2:30p – 3:30p: ACRL 2019 Panel Sessions Committee Meeting (ACRL)
3:00p – 4:00p: Emerging Leaders Mix and Mingle or LITA President’s Program with Kendra Albert
4:00p – 5:00p: Escape the Library: Escape Room Design Workshop
Pack up my stuff. Grab a ride to the airport. Head back to Los Angeles