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Friday, June 28 - 7:30am

7:30am - 9:00am
Spectrum Institute Breakfast [Closed] Other, Social event Sheraton Chicago
Superior A & B
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

Sponsors :
Spectrum Scholars Program
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 3:00pm
EMIERT's Taste of the Town [$] Social event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Join the ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table and the Polish American Librarians Association for a Taste of the Town, featuring a visit to the Polish Museum of America and family-style lunch at Podhalanka restaurant in Chicago’s famous Polonia Triangle, during the American Library Association’s 2013 Annual Conference, from noon to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 28. Cosponsoring the event is ALA’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table.

Explore the rich cultural heritage of Chicago’s Polish-American community at the Polish Museum of America, whose large collection features authentic folk art, traditional costume, coins, militaria, religious artifacts, items from the Polish exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair and much more. The tour will include a behind-the-scenes look at the PMA Library, one of the nation’s best ethnic heritage collections. Then, connect with your colleagues and enjoy an authentic family-style Polish meal at Podhalanka restaurant, a Division Street mainstay since 1983. The bus will depart from McCormick Place at noon, and will return at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 and include bus transportation, museum admission and tour, and lunch. Spaces are limited, reservations are required. To reserve your place, contact John Amundsen with the ALA Office for Literacy Services at jamundsen@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433, ext. 2140, by June 7.

The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table serves as a source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs. It organizes task forces, institutes, and workshops, and develops forums and symposia programs for ALA Annual Conferences that deal with the key issues of ethnicity and librarianship.

Cost :
40 - Payable at the bus

Friday, June 28 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
ANSS Social Social event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Off-site event for ANSS members, and potential ANSS members, to get together and enjoy a meal and networking.

Friday, June 28 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Mentoring Social (MNRT) Social event Palmer House Hilton
Buckingham Room
Description :

The NMRT Mentoring Social gives participants in both the NMRT Conference Mentoring Program and NMRT Career Mentoring Program a chance to meet in person. For Conference Mentoring participants, this is a further chance to exchange conference survival tips and make a definite professional connection at Annual. For Career Mentoring participants, the social provides an opportunity to cement the mentoring relationships developed during the previous nine months of career mentoring. All participants in NMRT's Mentoring programs are encouraged to attend even if their mentoring partner cannot attend the social.

Interests :
7:30pm - 10:00pm
ALAplay 2013 Social event Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 1 & 2
Description :

ALAplay is a free, open evening of gaming, graphic novels and cosplay brought to you by the Games and Gaming Round Table and the Graphic Novels Members Interest Group. Get your Lovecraft on this year with games, giveaways and costumes. This year we will have demos and scheduled sessions including: a Cthulhu themed campaign; Paizo Publishing showcasing their games, including the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game; 3-D printing demonstrations and a preview of Brian Mayer's upcoming cooperative game Freedom: The Underground Railroad. So grab your tentacles, come on down and let's go MAD!

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Open House and All-Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS) Social event McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in your profession, and to meet and network with other reference service providers? Visit the Reference Services Section (RSS) Open House to learn more about the work being accomplished in RSS. RSS officers and members will be available to answer your questions and suggest possible committees of interest, and you can visit committee tables where members will be available to talk about current projects. You are welcome to stay from 9:15am-10:00am to sit at a committee table while they conduct their meeting. Refreshments are sponsored by EBSCO.

Saturday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:30pm
ALSC 101 Orientation Session, Social event McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Meeting Room A
Description :

If you're new to ALSC or if this is your first Annual Conference as a children's librarian, then this program is for you! We'll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference. We'll also be raffling off some great ALSC prizes!

4:30pm - 6:30pm
LLAMA Mentoring Program Open House Committee meeting, Social event Hyatt Regency Chicago
LLAMA President's Suite
Description :

LLAMA Mentoring Program Open House

Saturday, June 29 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies Alumni Reunion Library school/Alumni reunion, Social event Marriott Magnificent Mile
Avenue Ballroom
Description :

Please join your fellow University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies MLIS alumni, faculty, staff, current students, and friends for an Alumni Reunion at ALA.

Sponsors :
LS
6:00pm - 8:00pm
WGSS Social Social event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Join ACRL's Women & Gender Studies Section for our social.

Saturday, June 29 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Set Phasers to Internet - A Tumblarian Meetup Social event Offsite Location
Blue Frog's Local 22
Description :

Set your calendars. Tell your friends. Reblog for your followers. Library Journal and Tumblr are joining forces, with the help of Togather, to host an ALA meetup to end all meetups. More info at http://tumblr.libraryjournal.com/post/53296044811/set-your-calendars-tel...

Location: Blue Frog's "Local 22" at 22 E. Hubbard St.

Interests :
Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
8th ALA Annual 2013 Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up Social event Offsite Location
Elephant & Castle 185 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago
Description :

Where? Elephant & Castle 185 North Wabash Avenue - Chicago, IL

RSVP:
http://twtvite.com/ala13_twtup
https://www.facebook.com/events/487978194604242

Interests :
Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 11:00pm
Membership Meeting and Social (SRRT) Reception, Social event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Come join the Social Responsibilities Round Table for its Membership Meeting and Social!

The Social will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 8:00-11:00pm at:

Exchequer Restaurant and Bar,
226 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00pm

9:00pm - 12:00am
ALA2013 After Hours - Local 22 - EveryLibrary and Librarian Wardrobe Party Social event Offsite Location
Blue Frog's Local 22
Description :

Bigger and better than a no-show celebrity rap party bar fight, ALATT After Hours is THE place to meet, greet, and strut your stuff at #ala2013. Hosted by Librarian Wardrobe and EveryLibrary on Saturday June 29th from 9pm - 2am at the Blue Frog's "Local 22" at 22 E. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60611. Bring some cash and help fund political action for libraries. Bring your sass and show off your best dressed for fun and prizes.

Put a hold on it.

The Facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/157995817696887

Interests :
Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm
LearnRT Happy Hour Social event Offsite Location
Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 25 E. Ohio St
Description :

Please join fellow LearnRT members at the Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (25 East Ohio Street)for an evening of networking and fun in Chicago. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday, June 30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
ALA Award/President's Reception [Closed] Reception, Social event McCormick Place Convention Center
S100/Grand Ballroom Lobby
Description :

Join ALA President Maureen Sullivan and the ALA award winners at a celebratory reception

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The University of Wisconsin - Madison SLIS Friends and Alumni Reunion Library school/Alumni reunion, Social event Offsite Location
Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar
Description :

Please join your fellow alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of UW-Madison SLIS! Complementary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar are provided!

Location: Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar, 625 N. State St.

Interests :
Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 8:00pm
LITA Happy Hour Social event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Please join the LITA Membership Development Committee and members from around the country for networking, good cheer, and great fun! Expect lively conversation and excellent drinks; cash bar.
Location: Fado Irish Pub, 100 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 836-0066

Interests :
5:30pm - 8:30pm
R-Squared Risktaker Meet-up Social event Offsite Location
Rockit Bar and Grill
Description :

Connect with fellow risktakers, talk about new ideas and challenges faced since R-Squared, and meet some new creative library pros at this special event. We'll relive our favorite memories from Telluride and provide fun, interactive ways to get guests engaged and sharing.

Location: Rockit Bar and Grill
22 W Hubbard St.
http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com/

Map it: http://bit.ly/10QErnd

RSVP for you and a guest at http://rsquared.eventbrite.com/. No need to have attended R-Squared to join in the fun. This invite is open to anyone curious about taking smart risks to move libraries forward. However, there are limited tickets available, so RSVP today!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Social (GLBTRT) Social event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Come mix with the membership of the GLBT Round Table. $5.00 recommended donation accepted at the door.

Ann Sather
909 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773)348-2378

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