Yesterday I learned that ALA is trying something new when it comes to conference registration. Until the end of this month (September) those who register for Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference at the same time receive a discount on the bundled registration. While it’s a pretty good chunk of money to shell out all at once, there are a couple of advantages. First, you get the whole thing done right now. I’m always forgetting to register for these things and by the time I do – the price has gone up. If I register for the whole thing now it now I don’t have to remember for another year. Second, there is a discount, you are paying less for both conferences than if you registered for the two separately.

You can find out more about the bundled registration rate on the ALA Midwinter Meeting Web Site.

Speaking of the Midwinter Meeting it’s not to early to start thinking about YALSA activities at the Meeting. The YALSA web site already has a few things listed for the meeting including:

  • A full-day advocacy institute which gives participants the tools they need to advocate for teens in the community.
  • A Gaming Extravaganza – the third annual YALSA Gaming Night (which is new and improved this year.)
  • The Youth Media Awards where attendees get to hear the announcements of the Printz, Margaret Edwards, and Alex Awards.

There’s more in store for midwinter attendees keep checking the YALSA web site and the blog for updates and information.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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