The 2009 ILA Annual Conference is just three weeks away and there are a number of free events your are encouraged to attend.
The exhibits are free and will open Wednesday, October 7, from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Complimentary exhibits passes will be available at the ILA Registration Desk at Peoria Civic Center. There are currently 94 companies signed up to exhibit in 119 booths. Please note that exhibits will not be open on Friday, October 9.
In addition to learning about new products and services, attending the exhibits provides valuable continuing education experiences for library staff. Poster Sessions and Talk Tables will be held on the exhibit floor on both Wednesday and Thursday. Topics range from consumer health resources in public libraries and screen casting on a budget to laptop lending programs and coaching teens for job interviews.
Program handouts for the 2009 ILA Annual Conference are on the ILA Web site. The floor plan for exhibits at the 2009 ILA Annual Conference is on the ILA Web site. With the information on the ILA Web site, you can start planning your time in the exhibit hall and the conference now. For more information on the ILA Annual Conference, visit ILA Annual Conference.