25 Tips for TLA 2012

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25 Tips to help you get the most out of attending the 2012 Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Houston, Texas (April 17-20th). Get more conference information at http://www.txla.org/annual-conference

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  • 25 Tips for TLA 2012

    1. 1. 25Tips for theTLA AnnualConference
    2. 2. Wear comfortable shoes—you’ll be doing a lot of walking.
    3. 3. Don’t forget your umbrella. It might rain.
    4. 4. Plan your meetings, dinners, workshops and parties... …BEFORE you come to Houston!
    5. 5. Keep a sense ofhumor.
    6. 6. Earplugs? Check.Tylenol PM? Check.Warm milk? Check.Fuzzy slippers? Built-in. Don’t forget to get some rest!
    7. 7. It’s a cash bar.Don’t forget the cash!
    8. 8. Everyone you meet will thank youfor your fresh, minty breath!
    9. 9. Don’t forget to bring yourbusiness cards!
    10. 10. GUARDYOURSTUFF!It only takes amoment for athief to strike!
    11. 11. See you at Jeri’s Speakeasy—Wednesday at 8pmIt’ll be the Cat’s Meow!
    12. 12. Don’t forget your camera!Share your photos by taggingthem with on Flickr.
    13. 13. Did you remember to take offyour badge?
    14. 14. Bring your to Houston!Take the NEW GeoCache Challenge!
    15. 15. Do You Tweet?Use hashtag #txla12If youdon’t, Conference isa great time to start!
    16. 16. Carry a penwith you.You’ll need itfor thoseauthorautographs!
    17. 17. …by Liking Participate in us onthe conference Facebook!backchannel… …or following the Twitter feed (@TXLA)!
    18. 18. Allow yourself plenty of time to get around theconvention center.
    19. 19. One Book (and a movie)One Conference!
    20. 20. Bring a flash drive with your resume to the Placement Center!
    21. 21. Wash your handsfrequently and usehand sanitizer; germsare everywhere.
    22. 22. Don’t forget to download the TLA Conference Mobile App! Scan these QR codesOr point your phone’s browser to: http://m.core-apps.com/tla2012
    23. 23. Looking forsomethingto eat? Sample the world’s cuisines right here in Houston!
    24. 24. See You in Houston! http://www.txla.orgBrought to you by your TLA 2012 Program Planning and Local Arrangements Committees,adapted from Griffin Technology’s “25 Essential Tips for the Consumer Electronics Show” http://www.slideshare.net/griffintech/25-tips-for-the-consumer-electronics-show-ces-2010?from=share_email
    25. 25. Photo Credits1. © Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau 17. User amminopurr, Stock2. © Texas Library Association Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/8189663. © Microsoft 18. Screenshot, Mary Ann Emerson, (www.txla.org), Twitter4. © Microsoft icon by Gopal Raju -5. User anshustock, Stock http://www.productivedreams.com/free-twitter-bird- Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/954379; inset icon-set/ photos, Microsoft 19. User johnnyberg, Stock6. © Microsoft Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/13640657. User mmagallan, Stock 20. Jacket Photo © Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam; Movie Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1320097 Photo © Walt Disney Studios8. User HybridSys, Stock Xchang, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1337577 21. © Microsoft9. User Spiders, Stock 22. Texas Library Association Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/373351 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/anijdam/3585014905/siz10. User vivekchugh, Stock es/l/ (cc) Alicia Nijdam Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/981066 24. Core Apps, http://m.core-apps.com/tla2012, Apple icon11. © Microsoft designed by http://pit-tux.deviantart.com/ (Creative12. User Sauerkraut, Stock Commons) Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/287520 25. © Microsoft13. © Microsoft 26. © Texas Library Association14. User Gastonmag, Stock Xchange, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/50706815. Left--(CC) User sjcody, Flickr Creative Commons; Middle—(CC) User Edward Goodwin, Flickr Creative Commons; Right – © Devery Johnson16. Screenshot taken by Lee Andrew Hilyer, 2/06/2012

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