Earlier this month I was privileged to spend 3 days in Denver. I can say that the air is dry, the mountains are stunning and the folks at the Crowne Plaza are warm and welcoming and are looking forward to seeing you all next October.
Denver is the site for the 2010 Joint Conference for ARSL (that’s us) and ABOS (Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services). It’s been a few years since we held a joint conference with our sister organization, but we are already hard at work, planning the upcoming conference.
Mark you calendars now- that’s right, set aside what you are doing while you browse this blog, get out your calendar, blackberry, Iphone or that scrap of paper you use to note dates and write this down – October 14 – 16, 2010.
Just a few previews – to help you decide to join us.
The location is the very lovely Crowne Plaza Hotel near the Denver International Airport. The hotel and conference center has a wonderful, open lobby, well lit conference facilities and warm, comfortable guest rooms. Speaking of rooms, the daily conference rate for the hotel is $99 (plus tax) per person per night and is available 3 days before and after the conference, in case you want to stay and explore Denver a little more. You can begin making your hotel reservations now – just make sure you mention the Library Conference when you call. A link for online reservations will be on our website soon.
We can let you know that two of the keynote speakers are Dr. Lorraine Roy, past president of ALA; and Pat Wagner, from Pattern Research. We are very excited to have these leaders in the library world as part of the activities.
The Conference Committee is hard at work preparing an exciting, interesting, fun-filled yet educational conference. We plan to begin accepting proposals for workshops beginning in February, so watch for that notice.
We are also hard at work organizing 2 preconference workshops, a welcome mixer and dine arounds, small evening excursions, an author lunch, a magic show and other fun events so you can chat with old friends, make new ones and enjoy the Denver Area.