If you aren’t able to make it to Minneapolis for AASL 2011, there are several ways you can still experience the conference and enjoy from afar:
- Follow the conference hashtag of #aasl11 on Twitter; we will also be tagging videos on YouTube and Flickr photos with aasl11 as well; the Tweet archive is available at http://twapperkeeper.com/hashtag/AASL11 .
- Join the AASL 2011 Conference Ning! This is a virtual network where people can engage in conversations, share conference materials and reflections, and network with other librarians. You do not have to pay to join the Ning, nor do you need to be a registered participant to be part of the conversations for learning. Join today athttp://aasl11.ning.com/ .
- We hope to be streaming and/or filming some of the sessions from the Learning Commons—this is a space where people can do mini-presentations and/or simply lead a conversation about any issue/topic in librarianship. See the lineup in progress for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as well as our teaser video athttp://aasl2011learningcommons.wikispaces.com/ . If you’re coming to Minneapolis, come join us at the Learning Commons for a diverse group of librarians who will be presenting on a wide range of topics!
- AASL Virtual Conference is an alternative option for those who can’t attend in person in Minneapolis. Virtual conference details and registration fees are available at http://www.aasl11.org/virtual/ .
Questions? Please feel free to contact me at buffy.hamilton at gmail.com . Thank you!
Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S.
AASL 2011 National Conference Committee Social Media Chair
Creekview High School
1550 Owens Store Road
Canton, GA 30115
770-720-7600, x 253
Wish I could make it to Minneapolis, my old stomping grounds. Here’s a short list of things to do: Eat Walleye (the MN State fish), see a play at Mixed Blood Theater, Bike, run or walk on the River Rd trail between Ford Parkway and Summit Avenue in St. Paul. Do Mary Tyler Moore tour (at least the IDS Center Crystal Court and Nicollet Mall). While on Nicollet Mall, walk a few blocks down to the Public library and check out the newish building. Have fun.