Open Access Tenure: The Moving Target that is Me at ALA

As I commented to a coworker on Monday, I have Friday and Saturday fully booked, Sunday mostly and Monday is sort of flexible, but I expect that to change.

It’s conference time! For me, it’s changing of the guard as my new chair takes over Program Planning for LITA and I sweep off to concentrate on Education and Nominating.  Wait, wasn’t there supposed to be *less* things on my plate after this conference?  Ah well, at least I have a break from being chair.

I’d love to catch up with people at ALA.  The best places to find me:

  • Friday, 3 p.m. LITA 101
  • Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Data, E-Data, Data Curation: Our New Frontier
    Sarah Sheehan and I are moderating this panel. We have Jim Mullins, Dorothea Salo, Joan Starr, and Bob Sandusky! It’s going to be good. And early. Oh so early. 
  • Saturday, 1 p.m. Federal Science Agency Update (ACRL STS)
    This was fascinating at Midwinter and I’m hoping to hear the latest out of the OSTP mandate.
  • Sunday, 5:30 p.m. LITA Happy Hour.

Beyond that, things are either meetings that I can’t invite you to or fluid and I make no promises.  Two research partners are in town, so hopefully I can have meetings with them.  Of course, that means I need to be prepared to have meetings with them.  And at some point I need to see Madame Storyteller and possibly cruise the vendor floor.

If you’ll be at ALA, please come up and say Hi. I have new badge ribbons and I’d love to give you one.