Posted by Mike Cassettari at Thursday, June 02, 2011
Not Christmas, although who could complain about Christmas in June? No, for special librarians, it's that time of year for the industry's biggest conference, SLA 2011.
This year the show is in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly, and might I add, Library Love. Although America's first public library is disputed, the Library Company of Philadelphia is one of a handful of libraries that is credited with the title.
The Library Company of Philadelphia was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731. It now houses about 500,000 books and 70,000 other items, including manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art from the 17th through 19th centuries. So what could be a more fitting location for the Special Libraries Association's next annual conference?
As we've been doing for many years, Inmagic will again be exhibiting at the show. You can find us at booth #534/536. We have one booth occupying two spaces, so you can't miss us!
The Inmagic team will be showcasing the latest technology in Presto for Social Libraries, answering any questions you might have, and catching up on how our customers are doing. We'll also be giving away an iPad at our booth, so look for our sign on how to enter to win.
The Inmagic blogging team will also be on hand at SLA 2011 to capture the sights and sounds of the show. We've covered the SLA conference every year since we launched our blog in 2008. (You can look back on our SLA 2008, 2009, and 2010 posts.) And we plan to bring you interviews, photos, videos, and more again this year.
We'd love to talk to customers and other attendees about why they're at the SLA conference this year, what they're seeing, and what ideas they'll be taking back to the office. If you'd like to be featured on the Inmagic blog, feel free to contact our blogging team ahead of time and let us know. We'll coordinate a time and place to catch up.
You can follow all of our posts by bookmarking our SLA 2011 tag. You can also follow our tweets as well as those from others at the show by searching for the #SLA2011 on Twitter. For more information on SLA 2011 and to register, visit the show's website.
Hope to see you soon in Philly!