Attention ACRL-LA Members:
Represent your institution, your chapter, and your mighty profession at the Louisiana Library Association’s Annual Conference, March 21-23
at the Shreveport Convention Center!
Presentation proposals are due on October 15th. Submit your proposal by going to this website!
At the LLA Annual Conference You Will…
SPEAK YOUR MIND FREELY…before a live audience of your peers!
(Note: “Live audience” is defined as a group of people who are attending your presentation either by their own conscious volition, or who have become trapped in the wrong presentation, or who have wandered into the room ten minutes after the start of your presentation looking for coffee or sticky buns and have decided to stretch their legs out on a chair ten feet in front of you and, get this, check his email on his precious smart phone while you are talking on a topic you are deeply passionate about.)
WATCH…your fellow librarians’ develop flop sweat and involuntary facial tics…as they present before a live audience of their peers!
(Note: Ask yourself this question: Why is your colleague perspiring so much? Hello! Read the above bullet point! She slaved over this presentation for seven weeks and practically orphaned her cat while tracking down missing citations and statistics so His Highness could rumble in noisily, park his rear in a creaky folding chair and then IGNORE her, while he turns on his Blackberry at FULL VOLUME, thus announcing that yes, he can afford his overpriced toy and the lousy data plan, but apparently he’s never bothered to pay tuition for some home training. I swear…some people. Don’t get me started.)
FEEL…the excitement of exchanging ideas, viewpoints, and perhaps the occasional phone number!
(Note: the exchange of phone numbers is for networking purposes only. Any exchange of personal contact information for the purpose of romance is to be done on your own time, is not applicable toward professional or compensatory leave, and may be subject to approval by your human resources director.)
EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY…at the ACRL-LA & Academic Section Meet n’ Greet!
(Note: Food and drink will be provided through organizational fees and, as such, are approved by prior State Ethics Commission rulings. Personal expressions of merriment, joy, happiness, or any action that may suggest, connote, or imply such an emotional state are within the bounds of acceptable social behavior. However, expressions of ecstasy, euphoria, bliss, or other displays of extreme forms of elation are necessarily prohibited as a matter of propriety, and may later be subject to judgment by a jury of your peers.)
TOUCH…the garments of the next Outstanding Academic Librarian Award winner and ACRL-LA’s Scholar Librarian of the Year!
(Note: Touching of said garments does not, in any way, both now and in the future, imply any physical contact with said person or persons. “Touch” in the above statement is strictly defined as having contact with only the fabric of the person’s garment, and not with any part of the person’s physical anatomy.)
IN CLOSING: Stop laughing or glowering, and be sure to send in your presentation proposal by October 15th using the above link. I look forward to reading your proposals.