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ALA Conference – Friday, June 22nd, 2007 June 28, 2007

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Welcome to my ALA 2007 Annual Conference experience – day 1. This was pretty much arrival and settle in time. My plane landed around 4pm, so I was sorry that I missed the Emerging Leaders poster session and the various introductory events. But I was sure to make it to the:

World Premiere of “The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film”
Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm with a red-carpet walk.
The film premiere will begin at 8:00 pm.
Washington Convention Center Hall D

This is a no-charge event, however attendees must have a conference or exhibits badge, or be the guest of a person with a badge. Black Tie optional.

The Hollywood Librarian is the first full-length film to focus on the work and lives of librarians in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. American film contains hundreds of examples of librarians and libraries on screen — some positive, some negative, some laughable and some dead wrong. Dozens of interviews of real librarians will be interwoven with movie clips of cinematic librarians and serve as transitions between the themes of censorship, intellectual freedom, children and librarians, pay equity and funding issues, and the value of reading. Join us for the premiere of this film! Click here to view the film’s trailer.

I arrived a little late from being held up at dinner, so I missed the very beginning. Overall I have to agree with this review. My undergrad was in film and the odd pacing and topic jumping was a disappointment, but I did fall for the heartwarming stories towards the end. It was fine, I just wish it had been great. Also, lesson learned – in library land “black tie optional” is heavy on the optional.

Sorry I missed:

Conference 101 (ALA NMRT)
Come and learn the best tips and techniques for “doing” Annual Conference from experts in NMRT, the New Members Round Table. If this is your first conference, this is a don’t miss opportunity to orient yourself to the programs, exhibits and meetings that are right for you.

Edit – Read more about the Hollywood Librarian at the PLA blog.


One Response to “ALA Conference – Friday, June 22nd, 2007”

  1. Steve Self Says:

    “in library land “black tie optional” is heavy on the optional.”
    Hah! I had to laught at that. Once, toward the end of a very grueling ALA conference, a friend and I played Vendor?/Librarian? as people walked by. Of course, there was no way to actually tell, but I’m pretty sure we were right.

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