Pssst: Insider Info on Blogger Bash @ ALA Annual

May 4, 2006 at 10:36 am 51 comments

Breaking News: Library Garden has “the scoop” from a reliable source!

ALA President-Elect Leslie Burger will host a gathering for bloggers in her suite at the Hilton on Saturday June 24th after the Scholarship Bash (starting around 10:30 pm and going until midnight). It will be an informal event, great for networking, unwinding and catching up with bibliobloggers both old and new. So why not plan to take in Mary Chapin Carpenter at the official Bash and then head over to the Hilton for the after-bash blogger bash.

More details to be forthcoming, just be sure to mark your calendars. Please rsvp by leaving a comment here on Library Garden if you plan on attending so everyone can see who will be there — and to make sure you get final details (aka precise location) when they are available drop me an email: jhermann at princetonlibrary dot org. Spread the word!

Oh, and if you are wondering how Library Garden got this breaking news… check my blogger profile and you might notice that I have “connections” to LB… and she is my reliable source. I just finished meeting with her and she has asked me to promote and coordinate.


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  • 1. Bill Drew  |  May 4, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    I see it. Princeton Public Library. I see you also have a link to Central New York and the Finger Lakes region. Geneva is a beautiful town. I grew up in Ithaca, also in the Finger Lakes!

  • 2. Janie L. Hermann  |  May 4, 2006 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Bill: Our connectivity is even greater than the Finger Lakes — I am also a moderator on WJ! Small World!

    Oh, and at the suggestion of Pete Bromberg I added my email address to the orginal post to make the rsvp process a little more official. So, now the connection between LB (as she is known at MPOW) and myself is obivous up front.

  • 3. Michelle Kowalsky  |  May 5, 2006 at 8:21 am

    As for ALA, I won’t arrive until late Sunday so I’ll miss the blogger bash, but be sure to take some pictures!

  • 4. Cheri  |  May 6, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    I’ll try to be there at the after hours event-our library wants to create different blogs for users on our website. Cheri-Ada Community Library, Boise, ID.

  • 5. Michael A. Golrick  |  May 8, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    I’ll be there, with a friend. It will be a great way to end the evening after Mary Chapin Carpenter.

  • 6. Sophie Brookover  |  May 9, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    I’m there!

  • 7. Ria Newhouse and Jennifer DeJonghe  |  May 15, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    I’ll be at the blogger bash, too! Looking forward to it!


  • 8. Jane  |  May 16, 2006 at 4:43 pm

    With bells on!

  • 9. Nancy Dowd  |  May 16, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    I won’t be at ALA and will be so sad to miss this!

  • 10. David  |  May 16, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    I’ll be there as well. Probably sans bells.

  • 11. K.G. Schneider  |  May 16, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    I’ll be there! Not saying where I’m hanging my bells (they hang a little lower every year…)

  • 12. Heidi Dolamore  |  May 17, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    I’ll be there with bells on! (Okay, maybe jeans and a torn t-shirt since I don’t have to dress up for interviews anymore.)

  • 13. Gina P  |  May 17, 2006 at 1:24 pm

    I’m in! See you there.

  • 14. Karen  |  May 17, 2006 at 1:41 pm

    I’ll be there!

  • 15. Janie L. Hermann  |  May 17, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    Looks like we have a real party in the makings now! I think this event could be the highlight of ALA for me. Glad to see so many will be coming, both with bells and without!

  • 16. Alex Cohen, MLS  |  May 17, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    For those who are coming in a day early, join us at the New Orleans Public Library for a workshop on library as place.

    Tom Piazza – Why New Orleans Matters – will speak at “Redesigning Libraries with Limited Funds” and give out complementary books.

    Aaron Cohen Associates, ltd. program for New Orleans Public Libraries – JUNE 23, 2006 will bring together librarians and design professionals to discuss the Library building as a community space, programming options with limited funds, identify spaces for reorganization, cost effective service responses, new technology and options for improvement that will translate into better libraries. We will discuss alternatives while we evaluate the main library facility in New Orleans. It will be an interactive program that will focus on the community, services and library buildings. Attendees will learn about service planning, library design and cost effective building alternatives.


    Thanks all for getting together and planning events for those who will attend.

  • 17. paksenn  |  May 17, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    Sounds like fun. Mary Chapin Carpenter is amazing if you haven’t heard her try to make the Scholarship Bash.

  • 18. Stacy  |  May 18, 2006 at 7:13 am

    Sounds good. I will try to make it.

  • 19. Roy Tennant  |  May 18, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    I’ll probably stop by.

  • 20. Chad  |  May 18, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    I’m in! Sounds like fun.

  • 21. Caroline  |  May 18, 2006 at 8:33 pm

    I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be there.

  • 22. Alan  |  May 18, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    Definitely some of us from Darien will be there. Thanks, Leslie, for organizing the bash.

  • 23. Lorena  |  May 19, 2006 at 11:08 am

    I’ll be there…if I haven’t fallen asleep, exhausted…

  • 24. lislemck  |  May 19, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    Will try, with the Boyfriend in tow, most likely…

  • 25. Hockey Librarian  |  May 22, 2006 at 9:11 am

    I think I have a bracelet with bells to wear… Count me in!

  • 26. Samantha  |  May 23, 2006 at 9:15 am

    I’d like to come to the blogger bash, provided I’m still awake that late at night!

  • 27. Jenifer May  |  May 24, 2006 at 10:26 am

    I’ll be there, too, with a friend!

  • 28. Lauren  |  May 30, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    I’ll be there!

  • 29. John  |  May 31, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    I’ll be there.. most likely!

  • 30. Jami  |  May 31, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    I’d love you come.

  • 31. The Shifted Librarian  |  June 2, 2006 at 8:09 am

    I will be there 🙂

    Jenny Levine

  • 32. Terry  |  June 2, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    See you there! (Shameless plug alert)

    My library blog is

  • 33. Liz B  |  June 3, 2006 at 8:50 am

    I’ll be there.

  • 34. Sherry Brandler  |  June 3, 2006 at 11:44 am

    Angela Rand and Sherry Brandler from Orange Beach Public Library,
    Orange Beach, Alabama will attend Blogger Bash.

  • 35. AnnieM  |  June 5, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Count me in. It will be great to actually meet the people behind the blogs.

  • 36. Fiona  |  June 7, 2006 at 5:39 am

    And me! Sounds like this will be huge.

  • 37. Aaron the Librarian  |  June 9, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    It’ll be good to put more faces to more names, see you late-night at the after-party. Where’s the after-after-party?

  • 38. Glenda Claborne  |  June 11, 2006 at 12:47 am

    Can you pack in one more blogger into Leslie Burger’s suite? I’d love to meet all of you!

  • 39. triumphantly, jenny  |  June 18, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    If the voodoo ceremony does not overwhelm me, I am in.

  • 40. Rachel Besara  |  June 18, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    It sounds wonderful. I’ll try to be there – with husband in tow, probably. I a complete newcomer to the profession (a first year master’s student), and I’m working with AASL on their blog, giving the newbie’s view/experience of the conference.

  • 41. Tim McCormick  |  June 20, 2006 at 2:15 am

    I’ll try to be there.

  • 42. KMB  |  June 20, 2006 at 9:29 am

    If I’m not too late – I’d like to participate – First time conference blogger here and I need all the help I can get!

  • 43. Andrea Mercado  |  June 20, 2006 at 10:16 am

    All about it. I’ll bring as many PLA Bloggers as I can…

  • 44. Lazygal  |  June 21, 2006 at 5:33 am

    If I’m up, I’ll be there…

  • 45. rochelle  |  June 21, 2006 at 8:28 am

    Provided I can keep my eyes open that long, I’ll be there!

  • 46. eli  |  June 21, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    I hope to attend as well. If anyone wanted to be rid of the entire biblioblogosphere in one swift stroke, this would be a great opportunity. =)

  • 47. Scott Walter  |  June 22, 2006 at 8:40 am

    If I’m still awake, I’ll be there. And, another shout out for the “near Finger Lakes” towns like my home town of Binghamton.

  • 48. Anonymous  |  June 22, 2006 at 3:41 pm

    I’m a newbie, but I’d love to chat about blogs etc. Any other Pennsylvanians out there?

  • 49. Aaron the Librarian  |  June 26, 2006 at 11:09 am

    maisonbisson indicated a desire for blogalicious summaries of the blogger bash, we came up with a tag we would use for the event: BloggerBash2006
    LITA Blog has some starts here and here.

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