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I'm centralizing the maintenance of my Blog and Wiki "about me" pages (to cut down on outdated information floating in the flotsam) -- Aaron the Librarian

LITA Happy Hour at #alamw12

For those of you heading to Dallas in a couple of weeks, remember LITA Happy Hour as you put together your conference schedule.

Here’s your chance to catch-up with your LITA friends, and maybe make some new ones. If you’re new to LITA, the Happy Hour is a great opportunity to get to know other members in a relaxed atmosphere. The LITA Membership Committee hopes to see you there!

LITA Happy Hour is immediately followed by the Emerging Leaders Soiree at the same location – these two crowds are so attuned it would be a shame to miss either one!

Friday, January 20 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm
City Tavern
1402 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 745-1402 ?
citytaverndowntown.com

There’s also a Facebook Event setup
Heads Up:
The LITA Happy Hour is not listed in the ALA Conference Scheduler

LITA Happy Hour at ALA Annual 2011

For those of you heading to New Orleans in a couple of weeks, remember LITA Happy Hour as you put together your conference schedule.

Here’s your chance to catch-up with your LITA friends, and maybe make some new ones. If you’re new to LITA, the Happy Hour is a great opportunity to get to know other members in a relaxed atmosphere. The LITA Membership Committee hopes to see you there!
(Cash bar, seating inside and outside – sorry, no swimming pool)

Friday, June 24 · 5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Howlin’ Wolf Den
907 S. Peters St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
There’s a Facebook Event setup
LITA Happy Hour is not listed in the ALA Conference Scheduler
{Update: LITA Happy Hour is now listed in the ALA Conference Scheduler}

LITA at ALA Annual 2011

By now you’re probably wondering where that fabulous BIGWIG LITA gCalendar is and why it is not already embedded on LITAblog. That’s a fair question.
In my opinion, the gCal has been surpassed by the new Conference Scheduler.

Have you taken a look at the LITA Conference Schedule in ALA Connect?
I know the display isn’t in Calendar grid format, but the new Conference Scheduler offers a complete listing of LITA programs, a way to indicate (and rank!) the various programs which interest you, and a way to export your “My Schedule” selections in iCal or other formats for importing into your regular calendar.

Check it out (and let me know if you agree! (or disagree))

Update: After some feedback, I generated an iCal of all LITA events (Search for LITA and then click the iCal button at the top right corner), and imprted it into the BIGWIG LITA Calendar:

Burning Man, Libraries, and the 21st Century

Burning Man, Libraries, and the 21st Century: The Intersection of the Individual and Society

Saturday, June 26 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 143 B/C

Imagine living in a city where censorship does not exist. Where your First Amendment rights and liberties are not only tolerated but encouraged and celebrated? That culture is created and that society exists in physical form for one week every August in Black Rock Desert, Nevada in the community known as Burning Man.

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table is delighted that Larry Harvey, Executive Director of the Burning Man Project, will join Lauren Christos, Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table, in a lively conversation on how intellectual freedom informs the Burning Man experience and our 21st century society. IFRT envisions that our program will challenge and expand the boundaries of currently held intellectual freedom beliefs. Through the social experiment that is Burning Man, the audience may come away with new and creative ideas to explore intellectual freedom in their personal and professional lives.

There will be ample opportunity for Q&A from the audience.