ALA Annual is only seven weeks away, and it’s time for a reminder:
Or you can just submit a report. Advance warning isn’t needed, although it’s convenient. I can put people in touch with each other if two people say they’re planning to cover the same session–but for the first 10 days of June, I may not be doing that.
There will also be various blogging opportunities at the conference, to be sure. I think that blogged reports and after-conference writeups serve somewhat different purposes, but I’m not convinced both are needed. If you’re happier blogging, more power to you. If you want a publication credit, minimal editing (if that’s feasible) and reasonably wide readership, Cites & Insights may be a good option.
Clarification: Any good group conference blog will include credit for its contributors, certainly including the PLA blog–which I expect to be quite good, based on its strong start at Midwinter. C&I is a journal, with ISSN and all that, and I like to think that it’s citable as a publication credit in a way that conference blogging wouldn’t be. But I’m not sure that’s true.