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 —’ 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 “Your Events” section (screen 6). Then simply check out and pay for the events you’ve added.

Questions? Contact YALSA Communications Specialist Stevie Kuenn at’ skuenn@ala.org.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

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