Anaheim Here I Come

I just broke the news to my 4-year-old son that I am leaving town in the morning. His reasoning and bargaining skills are amazing, but the fact remains that yes I am heading out to ALA bright and early tomorrow morning. I still can’t get over the fact that I am going to miss my daughter’s first birthday on Friday, but she was actually due on July 4th so we’ll have a great party when I get back.

If you are heading out to Anaheim stop by and say hello. Here’s a list of events that I will be participating in:

  • Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm CLENE PreConference “Competencies for Your Staff: From Implementation to Integration” Anaheim Convention Center 212A
  • Saturday 1:30 – 3:30pm WebJunction Library 2.0 Cafe Sheraton Park Hotel Palm Ballroom
  • Saturday 4 – 5:30pm ACRL Learning Virtually Poster Session “LOL: Live Online Learning @ PLCMC” Hilton Anaheim Pacific Ballroom C
  • Sunday 1:30 – 3:30pm CLENE Training Showcase “PLCMC’s Information Technology Core Competencies” Hilton Anaheim California Pavilion B

Hope to see you there.

I also have to add that this is my first time at ALA (first time at any library conference). At first I was overwhelmed but I have to say that ALA has been amazing in providing me with useful information through email, contact from conference ambassadors, and I even have an assigned ALA mentor.

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.


  1. Have a great time. Don’t panic, and meet lots and lots of folks.

    I am joining MLX in the jealousy corner.

    Now, all you have to do is come to CIL next year..

  2. I’m in the corder with MLX and Baldy, but will “see” you virtually on Saturday. Read all about it here.

  3. Sorry, of course I’m in the CORNER (not the corder, whatever THAT is!!)

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