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  • 1.  
  • 2. Networking at Conference
  • 3. Who are these people?
  • 4. ALA Members* * Most likely all of them are ALA Members
  • 5. The best part of conference is who you meet At programs
  • 6. The best part of conference is who you meet At programs At receptions
  • 7. The best part of conference is who you meet At programs At receptions Even waiting in line for the shuttle bus
  • 8. With hundreds of programs, committee meetings and social events going on…
  • 9. This is the one place in the world where someone else also “gets it.”
  • 10. … here are some tips on the best ways to find other members and to make new friends at Conference
  • 11.
    • Get answers and make connections
    Ask and you shall…
  • 12. It is as simple as introducing yourself
  • 13. It is as simple as introducing yourself to the person seated next to you
  • 14. Chances are, if you are in the same program You have similar interests
  • 15. Socials, parties and receptions
  • 16. Visit the Welcome Desk here in the Membership Pavilion for a list of today’s open social events You are most welcome to attend
  • 17. Birds of a Feather Lunches
  • 18. Four tables are reserved here in the Member Lounge for 1-hour lunch discussion groups each day Birds of a Feather Lunches
  • 19. Pick a topic you want to convene or kibitz at And be sure to collect contact info to keep the conversation going after conference
  • 20. Network from Home
  • 21. Keep the conversation going when you get home through ALA social networks
  • 22. Whether you have a little time or barely any at all
  • 23. ALA blogs, groups and meet-ups will keep you in touch with other members
  • 24. Network Your Interests
  • 25. There is a group for you at ALA
  • 26. Members set the course for the association and the profession.