2017 Conference Overview & FAQ

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2017 Annual Conference 

San Antonio, TX, April

Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center 

 


Frequently Asked Questions &
Conference Information A to Z

 

  • Why is the price listed on the online form dfferent from the price on the paper registration form? Registrations submitted online save TLA time and labor. We want to pass those savings on to our attendees, so we offer a discount to those who register online. Please find a link to the PDF form for mail-in in our Annual Conference page.
  • What does my general registration include? General Registration includes: four days of business meetings and programs, Wednesday - Saturday, three days of exhibits, Thursday - Saturday, three General Sessions, Exhibits Grand Opening on Wednesday, April 19, and the President’s All-Conference Party. Meals are not included.
  • Can I register online if I am paying by check? We currently offer the option to pay by check online. 
  • How can I get a receipt for my registration? The official receipt will be attached to your badge when you pick it up at conference. If you register online, there will be a printable confirmation page which includes the payment information at the end of the registration process. You will also receive a confirmation email with registration details.
  • Is there an early-bird discount? There is no early-bird discount this year, only an online-registration discount.
  • What are my payment options? Online registration requires payment with a credit card or electronic check. We accept mailed registrations with checks, money orders, and credit card information. We do not accept purchase orders.
  • I am not a TLA member.  Can I become one now and get the member rate for conference? Yes you can! It is never too late to join TLA. Go to http://www.txla.org/join and you can become a member through the online form (quickest option) or you can print the PDF and mail in the form. Either way, you will then be eligible for the TLA member rate when you register for the conference. 
  • I just became a TLA member and I haven’t received my member number yet.  What do I do? Fill in “0” where the form asks for your membership number. Once the membership form is fully imported into the database we will match them together.
  • I am a returning member.  What’s my member number? Membership numbers stay the same from year to year, your number will be the same number it was last year. If you don’t remember your number, log in to the members only section and it will be listed or give us a call and we will look it up for you!
  • When I log into the Members-Only section, I don’t see any way to register for conference!  What’s going on? If you have not yet renewed your TLA membership, you will not be able to access the full range of options in the members-only section. Once your renewal has been processed (it takes a few days, please be patient with us), you will be able to register for conference from the members-only section. If you’d like to register right away, you may use the non-member link to register for the conference. The registration form is the same for members and non-members. 
  • How do I log into the conference mobile app Do you have an FAQ? Yes, below is information on downloading and logging into the mobile app. 

    Downloading the TLA Mobile App

    • iPhone and iPad users can go to the App Store and search for ‘txla17’ to download the app
    • Android users can go to Google Play and search for ‘txla17’ to download the app
    • If a user does not have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, or if they’d like to view the information on their desktop computer, they can go to TBD

    Mobile App Login Information

    • TLA members can use their TLA member login information: primary email as the username and existing TLA password.
    • Non TLA members who register online for conference will use the primary email address and password they create when registering.
    • All mail-in registrants will receive their login information via email confirmation.
  • I work as a librarian but I am also a library student. Under which category should I register? Library employees should register as general members.  Employment status overrides student status. Full-time students are eligible for the student rate.      
  • I am registering several people for conference at once. Will I need their TLA passwords to complete their registrations? If you use the “members only” link to get to the registration form, the site will ask for a password. The advantage of using the members-only link is that much of the required information will be automatically filled in. You will not need their passwords if you use the non-member link to access the registration form.

  • How will I know that TLA has received my mailed in registration? You will receive a confirmation email as soon as TLA has fully processed your registration.  Please ensure that you include a unique, valid email address (work or personal) along with your registration, to ensure you receive this notification.  Please allow several days for mailing time, as well as 2-3 days for TLA to process your paperwork and payment
  • Do you offer any group discounts? Group discounts are not available for registration fees.
     
  • How can I buy an Exhibits Only pass? Exhibits Only passes are available through the online registration process and onsite at conference. 
  • My district is paying for my basic registration fee, but I need to pay for extra events myself.  How do I add ticketed or preconference events to my registration? You have two options. You may fill out one registration form and send it in with two separate payments enclosed. You may also submit a registration form (either online or by mail) for the basic registration fee, and then add and pay for extra events separately online. To do this, proceed as though you were registering online for the first time. A message that says you have already registered and asks if you want to add tickets will pop-up. You can then add any tickets you would like, and submit your credit card information or online check for payment.
  • How do I get tickets for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon? The Bluebonnet Award Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 21. You can get tickets for this event by checking the box next to “Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session” on the pre-registration form under Section 4, Meals. You do not have to be a member or pay the conference pre-registration fee to attend this event, and you may purchase more than one ticket. 
  • What’s the Session Preference Form? A tool we use to help assign rooms based on the predicted popularity of each session. You can help us make accurate predictions by filling out the Session Preference Form. You will not be committed to the sessions you indicate on this form and are free to change your mind and attend any session you choose at the conference. The information you provide will help ensure that we have the right rooms for each session, and that no one gets turned away by a “Meeting Room Closed - Capacity Full” sign!   
  • What do I do if I need to cancel my registration? To cancel a registration, send a refund request in writing directed to cancel@txla.org no later than 4/7/17, the preregistration deadline. All conference registration cancellations are subject to a $40.00 cancellation fee, which will be deducted from the refund amount. Refunds will not be given for conference registrations cancelled after the preregistration deadline.
  • What do I do if I need to cancel a ticketed event?  To cancel a ticketed event, send a request in writing directed to cancel@txla.org no later than the preregistration deadline (4/7/17).  Refunds will not be given for ticketed events cancelled after the preregistration deadline.
  • What do I do if I need to cancel an exhibits only pass?  Exhibits only pass purchases are non-refundable.
  • My employer won’t pay my membership, but will pay my conference registration.  What is the benefit of joining TLA? Reduced Conference registration; Employer pays less if you are a member for registration and ticketed events: Online registration for a non-member is $455, but online registration for a member is $275 with membership dues based on annual income: http://www.txla.org/join. The average dues are about $146 or $157, if you combine this with the member registration rate you pay less than the non-member rate.

GENERAL INFORMATION A to Z

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ADA: The Texas Library Association wishes to take any steps required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently due to the absence of auxiliary aids and services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any such services are necessary in order for you to participate in the TLA Conference, we will provide you the name of a preferred vendor so you are able to make scooter arrangements. See SCOOTERS. Attendees who are unable to carry large loads of books or materials must present a written doctors note onsite to the Exhibit Hall Entrance Badge Checkers in order to use a wheeled cart in the exhibit hall. Persons who need specially designed or equipped hotel rooms should indicate their requirements on the housing request form.

AIRPORTS: A major airport serves the San Antonio metropolitan area.  San Antonio International Airport. Transportation available from the airport includes: taxi, Uber, Lyft, GetMe VIA Metropolitan Transit and Super Shuttle.

AISLE BY AISLE COUPON BOOK: Given out at attendee registration. An online version will be available right before conference.

ASSISTANCE: If you need assistance while attending the conference, consult a conference planner wearing a rosette button, stop by the Information Counter in Hall 3 or visit one of the three Meetings Room Assistance Counters located on the meeting room level and ballroom level of the convention center.

AUTHORS AREA: Obtain autographs from your favorite author(s) at the Authors Area in the TLA Exhibit Hall. Conferees may bring up to five (5) items to be signed per author, per visit. The Authors Area and book signing schedules will be available on the TLA website starting February 1. Authors are also allowed to sign in the exhibit booth, at the discretion of the Authors Area Committee.

AWARDS: TLA Awards will be presented during the conference as follows:

  • General Session I - Thursday, April 20: 8:15 - 9:45 AM; Speaker -TBDTLA Awards: Lifetime Achievement, Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year, Outstanding Service to Libraries, Libraries Change Communities, Distinguished Service Award, and Librarian of the Year.
  • Opening Author Session sponsored by Library Friends, Trustees and Advocates Round Table - Thursday, April 20: 12:15 - 1:30 PM; Speakers - Greg Iles and Adriana Trigiani; TLA Awards: J. Frank Dobie Awards, Benefactor Award.
  • General Session II - Friday, April 21: 4:00 - 5:00 PM; Speaker - Carmen Agra Deedy; TLA Awards: Upstart Awards and Texas Book Festival grants. This event will be followed, 10 minutes after the conclusion, by the Book Cart Drill Team competition.
  • Texas Media Awards - Saturday, April 22: 9:30-11:30 AM
  • General Session III - Saturday, April 22: 1:30 - 2:30 PM; Speaker - Chelsea Clinton; TLA Awards: Branding Iron Award and TLA Disaster Relief Fund Raffle.
  • TLA unit awards are presented during the respective unit meetings.

BAG CHECK: For a nominal fee, bags may be held at the bag check area. Located in Exhibit Hall 3. Fee: $5.00 per box.

Hours for UPS Store/Shipping Service/Bag Check are:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 20: 9:00 am-6:00 pm (Exhibit Hall opens at 10:15 am; closes at 5:00 pm)
  • Friday, April 21: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (Exhibit Hall opens at 9:00 am; closes at 4:00 pm)
  • Saturday, April 22: 8:00 am-2:30 pm (Exhibit Hall opens at 9:00 am; closes at 12:00 pm. General Session III ends at 2:10 pm)
NOTE: To check in wheeled bags, enter in Exhibit Hall 3 entrance.

BUSINESS CENTER: See “TLA Workroom.”

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER: Located in Hall 3. You do not have to be a registered conferee to use or attend any programming located in the Career Development Center. A professional photographer will be available for headshots during specific hours and you can consult with peer reviewers and consultants on how to make your resume and LinkedIn profile shine! 
Hours:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 1 PM – 5 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 10:15 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 8 AM – Noon.

COLLABORATION SPACE:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 10:15 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 9 AM – Noon

COMPUTERS:  Computers (with Internet connections) and printers will be available in Connection Corner in Hall 3 and can be used during registration hours for official TLA business.

CONFERENCE EVALUATION: The online Post-Conference Survey will be sent to all conference attendees after the close of conference or it can be accessed on the conference mobile app under "Survey".

CONNECTION CORNER: Computers (with Internet connections) and printers will be available in Connection Corner in Hall 3 and can be used during registration hours for official TLA business.

Connection Corner hours:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 10 AM – 7 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 7 AM – 1 PM

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CREDIT: CPE credit will be available for school and public librarians needing to meet certification requirements from the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). CPE hours meeting TLA criteria are noted in each appropriate conference program abstract as 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, etc. to denote the number of hours of training allowed for credit. CPE hours are written as SBEC 1.0 and/or TSLAC 1.0 to delineate between the two state agencies.

Conference attendees can print their own certificates after conference by accessing the TLA website and recording the programs they attended. SBEC has approved TLA as a continuing education provider for educator certification. TLA’s provider number is 500383. Certificates will be availalbe to print on May 9, 2017.

DISASTER RELIEF RAFFLE:  The annual art raffle, held during Saturday's General Session III, benefits the Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund.
 
The annual art raffle benefits the Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund, created to assist libraries in our state as they recover from natural disasters. Tickets are only $5 each (or get 5 for $20!).  You could be the lucky person whose ticket is drawn during General Session III on Saturday. Take a chance on art and help improve the chances of recovery for Texas libraries.

EXHIBITS: Located in Halls 3-4 of the convention center, the exhibit hall offers a variety of new and innovative products and services. The 2017 Exhibit Directory will be printed in the spring Texas Library Journal. See the online Buyers Guide.

Exhibit hours:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome
  • Thursday, April 20: 10:15 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 9 AM – Noon

Also located in the exhibit hall are the Authors Area, Exhibit Hall Meeting Rooms, Bag Check (see Bag Check above), and Postal Service (see Postal Service below). The Authors Area will follow the above listed schedule.

EXHIBIT HALL REGULATIONS: No wheels are allowed in the exhibit hall. The use of luggage carts, wheeled bags, or unoccupied baby strollers is prohibited in the exhibit hall. No carts, including those provided by exhibitors, will be allowed, unless a doctor’s note is presented to the exhibit hall entrance badge checkers in Hall 3. The Executive Board and staff of TLA thank you for your cooperation as we ensure the safety and enjoyment of all individuals in the exhibit hall.

To check in wheeled bags, enter in Exhibit Hall 3 entrance.

FAMILY ACCESS/GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOMS: Facilities are located on Street level between the Main Lobby and the Lila Cockrell Theater; on Meeting Room level at the corner near room 208; and on the Ballroom level in the Hemisfair Ballroom Prefunction area.

FIRST AID: In case of an emergency, go to the Paramedic Station located in Conference Management Area (Hall 3) of the convention center or ask any conference planner with a walkie-talkie to contact the Paramedic Station.

FOOD:  Other locations in the convention center: Market Cafe, Broken Crust Cafe, El Puente Cafe, and other grab 'n' go locations.

GENDER NEUTRAL/ FAMILY ACCESS RESTROOMS: Street level: Hallway outside Exhibit Hall 4; Meeting room level: Hallway near Rm 208; Ballroom level: Hallway near Hemisfair Ballroom. 

HANDOUTS: In an effort to help the environment and eliminate the problem of never having enough handouts available, the TLA staff will not prepare paper handouts for conference sessions. Program speakers have been encouraged to prepare electronic handouts and submit them to the TLA office for posting on the conference mobile app. Handouts will be added as they are received. Attendees will be able to access the program/session handouts before, during or after the conference. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: TLA has contracted with nine downtown hotels to accommodate conferees. Detailed information on hotels, rates, room reservations, and locations are included on the conference website.

HOUSING: A representative from onPeak, TLA’s official housing management company, will be located in Connection Corner in Hall 3 during registration hours to answer hotel questions. Please notify an onPeak representative of any housing issues ONSITE so they can be addressed and resolved. REMEMBER to reserve your hotel in Connection Corner for the TLA 2018 Conference in Dallas, April 10-13.

IMPORTANT TLA CONFERENCE PHONE NUMBERS: The main TLA conference phone number is TBD, located at the Information Counter in Registration Area (Hall 3). Messages left for conference attendees will be posted on the message board. Paging is not available within the convention center.

TLA Conference Information (main conference phone number): TBD

INNOVATION LAB: A makerspace fit for librarians is on the schedule and will be located near the registration area inside the Exhibit Hall.

Innovation Lab hours:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 10:15 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 9 AM-4 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 9 AM – Noon

INTERNET ACCESS ( in Connection Corner): Internet access will be available in Connection Corner located in Hall 3. ADA access is available.

Connection Corner hours:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 10 AM – 7 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 7 AM – 1 PM

LOCAL INFORMATION/PHONE NUMBERS:

LOST AND FOUND: Items may be turned in or claimed at the Information/Lost and Found Counter in Hall 3. After conference, a general notice of unclaimed items will be published in the TLACast newsletter. Please call the TLA office at 512-328-1518 to inquire about a lost item. Items will be held for one month after publication.

LUGGAGE CARTS: See “Exhibits”

MASSAGE SERVICE:  Stop by for an invigorating, rejuvenating massage in the Grand Concourse Lobby, level 1 outside Hall D. DNBR is providing massages. Prices range from $20-$40. Contact DNBR here with questions.

Massage Service hours

  • Wednesday, April 19: Noon - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 9:00 AM - Noon

MEAL FUNCTIONS: Tickets for all conference meal functions must be purchased in advance as part of the conference preregistration process. Tickets will not be sold onsite. Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join you to hear a favorite author. While meal function tickets must be purchased in advance, conference registration is not required to attend these events. Ticket prices are based on the cost of menu selections, catering service charges, room set-up charges, speaker fees, and other expenses. Special dietary meals (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Free) must be reserved during the registration process.

MESSAGE CENTER: Located in Hall 3. Check for both personal messages and official announcements/updates or leave messages for other attendees.

 

MOBILE APP: The conference mobile app is on multiple mobile platforms; go to your provider’s app store and search ‘txla2017’. This application enables attendees with a web-enabled phone or other mobile device to access their schedules while on the go and receive real-time updates to sessions and author events. It will also offer Twitter, exhibitor information, show documents, and speaker content. Direct access from the Web is also at https://tla2017.gatherdigital.com/

NURSING MOTHER'S ROOM: Please go to the Conference Manager’s desk for directions onsite.

OPEN MEETINGS: Unless otherwise noted in the Conference Program, all meetings are open to all registered participants. Conference participants may attend any unit meeting regardless of their own unit membership.

PARKING: Convention Center Parking Garages.  Rates and hours vary. Contact the specific parking garage with questions. 

PHOTOCOPIER: Located in Connection Corner in Hall 3.

PLACES TO SEE: View information on places you can visit in the downtown San Antonio area.

POSTAL SERVICE:  See SHIPPING SERVICE

PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE: Deadline for events and tickets requiring preregistration is Friday, April 7. Mailed forms must be postmarked April 7.

PRESS /PUBLICITY:  For news and informational contributions, which will be considered for inclusion in daily updates via social media and the TLA website, please stop by the Information Counter located in Hall 3.

RECHARGE LOUNGE: The TLA Recharge Lounge is located next to the Exhibit Hall Cafe. Refresh yourself and your devices in theis free and convenient location. In addition, the Convention Center provides a free public area to charge your devices in the main lobby.

REGISTRATION: The Conference Registration Area is located in Hall 3. A 2017 registration badge is required to attend all Conference events. 
Hours for Registration are:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 10 AM - 7 PM; Preregistered attendees badge pick up opens at 7:30 AM
  • Thursday, April 20: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 7 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 7 AM – 1 PM.

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS: San Antonio hosts a program called  Show Us Your Badge (SUYB). Attendees can access the list by texting “SUYB” to 62687. 

RESTAURANT & LOCAL CITY INFORMATION: Find restaurant information provided here.

ROOMMATE / RIDE SHARING SERVICE: Need a roommate for Annual Conference?  Want to share a ride to/from San Antonio?  Subscribe and post to the TLA Conference 2017 Roomshare & Rideshare Group and let others know! There are two ways to view/post to the group

    Remember: This group is open to the public, don't post personal information directly to the group. Only ride with those you trust! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Billy Hoya, billyh@txla.org.

SAFETY: Report damage to or theft of your personal property or vehicle to the Information/Lost and Found Counter in Hall 3. For your own protection, especially at night, please walk or ride with a friend. Walking at night between the convention center and distant hotels is not recommended. Check with your hotel about procedures for securing your valuables. Carefully read the fire-safety information furnished by your hotel.

SESSION PREFERENCE FORMS:  TLA does not require conference attendees to register for each session they wish to attend.  However, in order to make the best determination for the appropriate room size for each program, please complete and submit the session preference form. You may submit the online form or use the hard copy in the printed program.  Don't take a chance on missing out on an anticipated program because the room is full.  Fill out the form, and encourage your colleagues to do the same! 

SCOOTERS: If you anticipate needing help getting around the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center there will be scooters available based upon advance reservations. For advance reservations contact Toms Wheelchair Rentals at (210) 223-7878.

SHIPPING SERVICE: Located via Hall 3 entrance, provided by the UPS Store, and open Wednesday - Saturday.

Hours for UPS Store/Shipping Service/Bag Check are:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 20: 9:00 am-6:00 pm (Exhibit Hall opens at 10:15 am; closes at 5:00 pm)
  • Friday, April 21: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (Exhibit Hall opens at 9:00 am; closes at 4:00 pm)
  • Saturday, April 22: 8:00 am-2:30 pm (Exhibit Hall opens at 9:00 am; closes at 12:00 pm. General Session III ends at 2:10 pm)
NOTE: To check in wheeled bags, enter in Exhibit Hall 3 entrance.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: Conference badges are required to ride shuttle buses. Bus schedules will be posted in the Registration Area and at all conference hotels. Service from the following hotels to the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center: Hyatt Regency, Menger, Red Roof Inn, Westin, Crockett.

Hours for Shuttle bus service are:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 7 AM - 12:30 PM; 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM; 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM; 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 6:30 AM - 3:15 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Shuttle bus service runs during peak hours only. There will be no bus service during the middle of the day.

Alternative transportation available in San Antonio.

SMOKING: No smoking is permitted in any area of the convention center.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the Texas Library Association on social media for the latest news and updates! TLA is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also join our group on LinkedIn and watch videos on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to check out the txla.org/social-media for other PR campaigns, toolkits and resources.

We also offer social media badges for those attending Annual Conference. Add one to your blog or make one your profile picture to let the world know you are attending #txla17!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • Ghost Tour, Wednesday, April 19: 8:45 - 10:30 pm. Ticketed event - preregistration must be completed.
  • BiblioTech/Via Ride & Read Party Bus & Reception, Wednesday, April 19: 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Ticketed event - preregistration must be completed.
  • CycloSocial Party Bike Ride, Friday, April 20: 7 PM -8:00 PM and 8:00 PM - 9 PM. Ticketed event - preregistration must be completed.
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome: Location: Exhibit Hall. Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Full Registration includes exhibit hall access.
  • Hetherington XXX Fun Run/Walk, Thursday, April 20: 6 - 7 PM. Ticketed event - preregistration must be completed; participants will also select T-shirt sizes via the preregistration form.
  • President’s All-Conference Party: Friday, April 21: 6:15 - 8:15 PM, at Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, Stars at Night Ballroom.  Full Registration includes the President's Party.
  • Library School Receptions/Dinners: Thursday, April 20
    Sam Houston State University Library School
    Texas Woman’s University
    The University of Texas at Austin
    University of Houston - Clear Lake
    University of North Texas College of Information

TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARD: The Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon, featuring the 2017 TBA winner, will be held Friday, April 21, Noon – 1:50 pm, See “Meal Functions.” Conferees can register for the Texas Bluebonnet Award reading program in the TLA Store located in Hall 3. The Texas Bluebonnet Award video and other promotional materials will be available for purchase at the TLA Store.

TLA STORE: Located in Hall 3. Conference memorabilia and other TLA merchandise will be available for purchase. Purchase orders are not accepted.

The Store hours:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 3 - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 10:15 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 9 AM – Noon

TLA WORKROOM: Photocopying services are available in Connection Corner, located in Hall 3, for TLA Unit business only.

The Workroom hours:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 10 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 20: 10:15 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday, April 21: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 9 AM – Noon
TRANSPORTATION: See SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE.

VOLUNTEER COUNTER: Located in Hall 3. Conferees who have registered as volunteers, or who would like to volunteer, should check in here.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to assist the Local Arrangements Committees in several areas during the 2017 annual conference. If you’re interested, complete and return the volunteer form linked from the conference homepage. Volunteers should be willing to serve at least two hours during the annual conference. While librarians must be registered for the conference, paraprofessionals and support staff who are not registered for the annual conference will receive a complimentary exhibits-only pass for four hours of volunteer service.

Created on Jun 30, 2015 | Last updated February 15, 2017