YALSA is coming to Boston for ALA’s Midwinter Meeting, and we’re giving away seven tickets to SLIS students for ‘ our Friday night social event, Games, Gadgets & Gurus, on Jan. 15 from 8-10 p.m. Network with your YALSA friends and colleagues over refreshments, play with board games and video games; see demos of social networking, cloud computing, and more, try out library-friendly technology like e-readers, digital audio recorders, Flip Video cameras; get one-on-one advice from tech experts, and more. Other participants include Galaxy Press, PBS’s Digital Nation, and Tutor.com.
It should be a great time. So how do you win tickets? Easy. If you’re a library school student who can attend the event in Boston and you have a Twitter account (if you don’t, you can sign up for one â€”’ it’s free), ‘ post something by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, Dec. 4 with the hashtag #gamesgadgetsgurus. That’s it! We’ll choose seven people who used the hashtag at random and will send you a direct message letting you know you’ve won on Dec. 7 (so make sure you’re following us at www.twitter.com/yalsa so we can get in touch with you!).
If you don’t win, you can still be part of Games, Gadgets, and Gurus! Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased a variety of ways:
- with your new Midwinter registration at www.ala.org/midwinter; advanced registration ends Dec. 4 (that’s Friday!) , saving you $25 or more over onsite registration fees.
- without Midwinter registration – it’s not required to attend this event, so you can download this form (PDF) (skip Section I) and fax it to 800-521-6017 or mail it to ALA Registration and Housing Headquarters,’ 568 Atrium Dr.,’ Vernon Hills, IL 60061
- by adding it to an existing Midwinter registration. For this, you have two options: (1)’ By phone: Call ALA Registration at 1-800-974-3084 and ask to add a workshop to your existing registration.; (2)’ Online: Add an event to your existing registration by clicking on’ this link. Use your log in and password to access your existing Midwinter registration and add events in the â€œYour Eventsâ€ section (screen 6). Then simply check out and pay for the events you’ve added.
Questions? Contact YALSA Communications Specialist Stevie Kuenn at’ firstname.lastname@example.org.