In two weeks, I’ll be attending Computers in Libraries here in Washington, DC. It will be the beginning of my “conference season” this year. The last (and very first!) conference I attended was the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting back in August, which was conveniently located in DC as well. It was before I started library school, so I felt like an outsider who didn’t know anything — which made me pretty shy and uneasy about reaching out to others. Hopefully this year will be different, as I feel slightly more knowledgeable than before (though still only in my second semester) and have made connections to other LIS folks through blogging and Twitter. At the very least, I feel as if I belong to the LIS community now.
Below are the conferences I will be going to this year, along with the dates I’ll be attending. Please let me know if you will be there too! And of course, I will write about my experiences after (and possibly during) the conferences.
Computers in Libraries
March 21-24, 2011
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring 2011 Conference
May 6, 2011
StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation
New York, NY
May 26-30, 2011
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
June 24-27, 2011
SAA Annual Meeting
August 24-27, 2011 (tentative dates)
I will be presenting a graduate poster at SAA (and hopefully MARAC) — so if you have any tips, please share!