Unshelved @ ALA

The season of Southern California Summer Conferences continues. Last month it was BEA, next month is Comic Con. But this month, this month is our center of gravity, the biggest library conference in the known universe, ALA Annual in sunny Anaheim. Come to booth 2577 and you will find:

  • Gene and I signing Frequently Asked Questions and listening to your true stories.
  • Jana selling Unshelved merch, including some new items not yet on the site, and some items soon to be discontinued. Have something specific in mind? Come early because at ALA we always start running out of stuff by day two. Our challenge: we never know exactly what that stuff will be, or we'd bring more of it.
  • Our trademark badge ribbons, while supplies last.
  • And, best of all, smiling Dave Kellett of Sheldon, selling his great books and t-shirts. Dave is among the nicest and most talented folks you'll ever meet. If you aren't a Sheldon fan you will be once you've met Dave. It's his first library conference, so help give him a big ALA welcome!

Elsewhere at ALA you'll find:

  • Conference Tips in every issue of CogNotes, the daily ALA newspaper
  • Tutor.com giving away Unshelved tote bags (while supplies last) to anyone who will participate in their demo at booth 2560

And when it's over, guess where we're going! Well, home, actually, to get some sleep, but I'm sure someone is going to Disneyland. Have fun, someone!

Our next appearances


October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)

November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)

November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)


Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)

March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)

April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)

June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

Check out our Full Schedule

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