Don’t Forget Where You’re Going: NOLA Beyond the Convention Center Walls

07/06/2011 § 7 Comments

This post needs no introduction. Written by April Martin – you’ve also seen her here talking information literacy. Find her at ALA and get a high-five (tell her Heidi sent you!)

New Orleans - French Quarter: Exchange Place

Flickr User wallyg - Used under CC by-nc-nd license

So, you’re going to ALA in New Orleans.  Although I am sure that all of you will be very busy networking, attending meetings and seminars, and combing the exhibits for free and/or cheap advanced readers’ copies from your favorite authors and publishers, you may want to take a break from conferencing and experience one of the greatest cities you’ll ever be lucky enough to visit.  Ok, maybe I am a little biased; I did live in there for 12 years before moving to Seattle to pursue my MLIS and I do love, love, love New Orleans.

Of course I am aware that we lib-students (and n00brarians) are not necessarily a rich bunch but we are rich in luck because there are many, many inexpensive and great places to go and things to do in the Big Easy.  Of course, you probably don’t want to read for days so I will try to keep it brief. « Read the rest of this entry »

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