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Update: 05/17 14:16 GMT by B :The best dates seem to be either Saturday (23rd) or Monday (25th). OCLC is doing the blogger thing on Sunday, so either we need to make the LISNews party later in the evening (10pm-ish), or stick with Saturday or Monday.
I'm also having no luck with a location. I could use some suggestions still.
Update: 04/02 16:19 GMT by B :I'm shocked at the number of responses so far! I think it's safe to say there will defiantly be an LISNews event at ALA. Unfortunately almost everyone who has responded so far was short on ideas, so while there seems to be considerable interest, I still don't know when or where we'll be meeting.
Let's try to pick a day first? To help us pick a date/time maybe we can use the ALA Wiki, specifically the Parties/Receptions page and the Unofficial Events page.
In picking a day, what events do we need to avoid?
If all goes well I'll be at the big ALA conference in DC in June and that means a LISNews party!
I could use thoughts and ideas on the best way to plan this, specifically I need help choosing the date/time and a good location. Even if you're not going but have any ideas I'd love to hear them. Any thoughts you might have can go in the comments below, hit this form, or drop an email to Blake at LISNews, but the .com domain not the .org domain. Hopefully we can put together something fun!Here's A few good suggestions I got via email:
Look into getting a room/suite/something at a Hotel. I'm working on that, it could be too expensive, I have no idea what something like that will cost.
See if we can get a vendor to let us use some of their space. We'd need someone with a friend for that maybe?
What about something outside? I don't know DC well enough to know if that's an option.
Find someone who will let us use a room at a library!
Call Laura Bush :-)
You might want to avoid the main conference areas.
Go with a big chain restaurant, they are most likely to have the room and will be less expensive than many localy owned DC joints.