Good afternoon everyone!
Just a reminder that the Reference Roundtable will be having their annual Business Meeting tomorrow, March 22nd from 4-4:50pm during the annual Tennessee Library Association Conference in Knoxville. Please stop by the Georgia/Carolina Ballroom to meet other Tennessee library staff who work in (or are interested in) reference. Some topics we’ll be discussing:
- Preparing for the cessation of Statistical Abstract of the United States: are there any suggestions for Tennessee specific statistical resources that would help us answer reference questions? And suggestions for the best way to compile and publish these so that ALL of Tennessee libraries, their staff and users can access the information?
- We’re interested in volunteers to help the Reference Roundtable move forward. Any interested parties, please feel free to talk to Robbi De Peri at the business meeting, or if you’re unable to attend email email@example.com
I look forward to seeing many of you this week!
Robbi De Peri
For those TLA members who are planning on attending ALA, we have great news! If you are planning on attending any of the RUSA preconferences we may be able to register you as part of a TLA “group” and get the “group discount” price for you.
The list of preconferences is available at: RUSA Preconferences
If you are interested in taking advantage of this wonderful conference discount, please email Robbi De Peri at firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than May 1st. As long as we have the minimum number of people required, we’ll then be able to go forward and get the group registration set up.
Congratulations to our new Chair, Robbi DePeri and the new Secretary, Rachel Scott! We had a great business meeting this morning in Memphis, and there were some great ideas presented. You’ll be hearing more from your new officers soon!
While the registration deadline has passed already for this year’s TLA Annual Conference, you can still register on-site at the Hilton Memphis. The Reference Round Table Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 18 at 9am in Director’s Row 1. Please make plans to attend, as this is when we will elect our new officers and decide what course the round table should take over the next year!
The TLA 2009 Conference is rapidly approaching!
The Reference Roundtable Business Meeting will be on Friday, April 10 f rom 11 to 11:55am in the Capitol II room of the Nashville Airport Marriott. I hope you can all make it, as we’ll be electing a new chair-elect and secretary.
Hope to see you at the conference!
The ALA is hosting it’s annual midwinter conference in Denver, CO from January 23-29, 2009. Registration begins October 1, 2008. For more information:
ALA has a deal with United Airlines for discounted tickets. A round trip ticket from Nashville to Denver during those dates is less than $200.
I am trying to get some funds together to attend and I may even spring for it myself if the funding doesn’t come through. Please let us know if you are planning to attend. Thanks.
It’s that time of the year again…Summer is over; classes are in session; Cooler weather is approaching; TLA is looking for presenters for the annual conference, held in April.
Any ideas on subjects for presentations are welcome. You can go directly to the TLA website to fill out a proposal form.
Please share your ideas on the blog. We all look forward to hearing from you.