WSS Meeting Schedule for the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston MA Date Time Meeting name Location Saturday January 16 1:30-3:30 Awards (closed) HYATT-Cambridge 4:00-5:00 General Membership Forum HYATT-Grand BR A 6:00-8:00 WSS Social TBD Sunday January 17 8:00-10:00 Conference Program Planning 2010 WEST-Exec. Bd. Rm. 8:00-10:00 Conference Program Planning 2011 WEST-Lewis 10:30-12:00 All Committees Meeting Boston Convention and Exhibition Center BCEC-Room 151A/B 4:00-5:30 Executive Board HYATT-Concord Monday January 18 8:00-10:00 Discussion Forum: The.. Read More
Please join your fellow WSS members this Saturday, July 11 from 6:00-8:00pm-ish at BIN 36 wine bar (339 N. Dearborn near the House of Blues) for great conversation, delish appetizers, and all-around good times. We’ll be walking up there as a group after the General Membership Forum, but feel free to drop by as your schedule allows. For our other events and meetings in Chicago, please see our conference information web page.
An Author among us! Congratulations Lauren Pressley. Lauren wrote a book, “So You Want To Be A Librarian” http://laurenpressley.com/library/?p=922 BTW, she will be signing copies at ALA booth 1637, Exhibits Hall, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago at 10am, Sunday, July 12, 2009.
The GLBT Round Table has posted some recommended bookstores, restaurants, bars, and community resources of potential interest to attendees of the conference in Chicago. Their newsletter is here: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/news/newsletters/summer09.pdf
From ALA: ALA is paying for WiFi at McCormick Place during the ALA Conference. So it will be available at no charge in the public areas and meeting rooms in the building and the Hyatt Conference Center (not complimentary at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel, however). As WiFi systems are not as reliable as wired we received this message from the building you might want to pass on to whomever you think.. Read More
From ACRL: In May, the leaders of the sections, chapters, and division-level committees reported the activities and programs that their unit carried out from September 2008 through May 2009 in support of the ACRL Strategic Plan 2020. This year, 11 committees, 14 sections, 1 interest group, and 29 chapters completed the report. The sections and interest group reports are now posted in the Communities of Practice Assembly community in ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/76789… Read More
Announced recently by ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels: First the good news: Free WiFi will be available in meeting rooms throughout the convention center, and funds have been made available to prototype a recommendation of the electronic participation task force. Wireless access will also be provided for committee and board meeting rooms, selected conference hotels and/or meeting rooms and the convention center, enabling members to utilize laptop computer applications to provide for.. Read More
Program Schedule Date Time Meeting name Location Saturday July 11 1:30-2:30 Introduction to Women’s Issues McCormick Place West W-176b 3:30-5:30 General Membership Forum Palmer House Salon V Sunday July 12 8:00-10:00 Conference Planning Committee 2009 Palmer House LaSalle 4 8:00-10:00 Conference Planning Committee 2010 Palmer House Sandburg 2 10:30-12:00 Awards (closed) Palmer House Clark 09 10:30-12:00 All Committees Meeting Palmer House Wabash Parlor 3:30-5:30 Executive Board & Leadership Orientation Palmer House Salon VIII.. Read More
Gaming, Film, and Ephemera: Women’s Studies and Academic Collections Monday, July 13, 2009 8:00-8:30: WSS Awards Presentation 8:30-12:00: WSS Program Location: McCormick Place West W-192b The panel will address mixed archival collections at the Schlesinger Library, the UIUC Gaming collection, and experiences conducting research on African American women and film. This program will address collection management and research strategies related to popular culture collections in academic libraries. Many collections directly relate to the.. Read More