Posted on 19 January 2010.
We were so happy to see those of you who attended ALA Midwinter in Boston this past weekend. Although the attendance was light, we stayed busy in booth 1447 showing off the Tutor.com Learning Suite to librarians from public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries alike.
Highlights of the conference included attending the YALSA gaming night and the ULC reception at the Boston Public Library. At the YALSA event we enjoyed the cookies and it is always great to see our friends in Youth Services. We learn so much about teen and youth outreach from some of the most innovative and energetic librarians we’ve ever met when we attend these events. The ULC event provided us the opportunity to spend time in this beautiful building and socialize with directors and library staff from some of the great and venerable libraries from cities across the country.
But of course the main attraction is visiting with clients and future clients in the booth. To those of you who stopped by, we say thank you. For those of you who were not able to be there in Boston, we look forward to seeing you in Portland for PLA and Washington. D.C. for ALA Annual.
For more pictures of the weekend, check out Flickr.
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Posted on 14 January 2010.
The Tutor.com team is packing up and travelling by plane, train and automobile to Boston for the ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting from January 15 – 19 at the Boston Convention Center. Here’s the top things were most excited about:
- Games, Gadgets and Gurus – We’ll kick-off the show with YALSA’s fun networking event at 8:00 p.m. on January 15th. Come say hi and check out the Tutor.com Learning Suite and cool, online classroom. Look for the “Homework Gurus” sign to find us. And you can check out the latest gadgets too like e-readers, mobile phones and more. If you need tickets and more details go to: http://bit.ly/yalsamw2010.
- Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Member Reception – We’ve been a ULC member for years and we’re looking forward to chatting with colleagues and library directors at the reception on Saturday night. So many challenges and opportunities for urban libraries this year and we want to hear all about them.
- Celebrity Sightings - We hope we’ll catch a glimpse of some famous politicians and famous authors including Al Gore, Julie Powell author of Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, or Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love to name a few. At the ALA Annual 2009 Conference our own Julie Weintraub got her photo snapped with Neil Gaiman!
- New Tutor.com Packages – We can’t wait to share new packages and pricing for libraries serving small to medium populations. Stop by booth 1447 and we’ll show you how easy and affordable it is to bring one-to-one online tutoring and/or career help to your community.
- Our Clients – We saved the best for last. What we love most about these shows is catching up with our clients! Stop by booth 1447, say hello and pick up a special gift. Hint: it will really help you “tote” around all those conference freebies!
We will be live-tweeting the event, so make sure you follow us @tutordotcom using the #alamw10 hashtag.
Gary is already there, setting up booth 1447!
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