By Jet Kofoot, member of the 2013 ARSL Conference PR Subcommittee, and Consultant, North-Central District, Iowa Library Services
So, hopefully, you’ve found a ride to the ARSL 2013Conference. Now is the time to register, apply for a scholarship and check out (no pun intended) the sessions being offered. The conference planning committee is excited about this year’s conference, and we’re sure you will be too!
First things first, however; make sure you have the correct dates on your calendar, your GPS is set for the correct location and you’ve reserved a room. The conference will be held September 25th–28th at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha, Nebraska.
The hotel is currently accepting reservations so book your room today.
Make reservations via phone at 800-222-TREE (8733), or by calling the hotel directly at 402-346-7600 (Attendees must mention “ARSL” for the $99 conference rate)
Or place your reservation via the ARSL Personalized Group Web Page
Don’t pay more than $99 / night (plus tax / fees) for a room! Our contract covers our guests under this rate during, and also three days before and after, the conference, as available (please note that rooms may be sold out — all over town — Saturday night).
Now that you have a place to stay, go and register for the conference, sign up for one of the exciting pre-conferences (offered on the 25th) and a fun tour.
Early Bird Registration ends August 25th
Be sure to register early for pre-conference sessions as space is limited.
What, you don’t have the money in your budget to pay for the conference!? Apply for a scholarship.
Some states are also offering scholarships for their librarians. Some of the states including (check with your State Library if yours isn’t listed):
The paper work’s out of the way. Now you can relax and take some time to peruse the information about the awesome keynote speakers and breakout sessions.
The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Librarian
Dazzling Displays on a Dime
Chocolate Orgy & More Fun, Free Community Involvement Programs
Excel at Rearranging Your Library
I Didn’t Know Directors Had To Do THAT!
Innovation on a Shoestring
No Cost Staff Recognition
The Power of One
Super Hero Leadership
Tech Tools Get-er Done for Free
You should be set-to-go, but if there’s something I missed you might find the answer on our Conference FAQ page.
Wow, you’ve got a ride (hopefully) and a hotel room. You’ve registered for the conference, a pre-conference and a tour. Your scholarship application is in the works, and you’ve scrutinized the offerings for keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Go take a nap; you deserve it!!