Sunday, July 11, 2010

Decisions, decisions.

I'm a member of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) and recently got an e-mail about their biennial conference, occurring this November in Albuquerque, NM. The theme this year is "Diversity, Literature and Teens: Beyond Good Intentions." I've been thinking about attending for a while, and would really like to; it will only cost me $50 to register. I've also discovered that I can get free airfare with frequent flyer miles (and possibly a free hotel room too). The problem is, it's a big trip for me to take by myself, and I don't know anyone else going (at least I don't think so). It sounds really awesome, but I'm on the fence.

Are you going, or do you know anyone else who will be? Does anyone have any ideas or opinions? I figured I would reach out to the book blogger community—you all might know more than I do!


  1. That sounds like such an awesome trip! Great way to meet new people in the library services field. Are you aiming to become a YA librarian? You really can't beat free airfare and an almost-free hotel room!

    I think you should go for it. I won't be going—I'll be in grad school, and I'm not in library science—but I would LOVE to read about your experiences at the conference!

  2. Thanks Jess! I think I will, but I would love to find someone to go with. I tried convincing my boyfriend but he'd be all by himself while I was at the conference...

  3. I say go go go! Albuquerque's a nice town, I almost went there for college. It sounds like a great opportunity, and if you want to do traveling in the future, it's good to start small(ish)! You should read that book that Julia reviewed :) Anyways, that's my two cents haha


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