enfant terrible (jane_q_public) wrote in tex_librarians,
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SLA Texas Chapter Event

Hi Texas library people! Here is the info for the SLA Texas Chapter Spring Meeting in Houston on March 23. Let me know if you're planning on going because I'd like to meet some library friends.

P.S. You don't have to be a SLA member to attend.

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Registration is open for the SLA Texas Chapter Spring Meeting, Friday, March 23, 2007 at the University of Houston's Rockwell Pavilion.  This year’s meeting is a spotlight on Innovation.



Online Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=986753356748

Price includes continental breakfast, lunch, and closing reception

SLA Members $40

Non-Members $60

SLA Members (between jobs) $15

Students or Retirees $15




Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00.  Friday’s events include a panel discussion and topics include copyright, marketing strategies and negotiation strategies.  The evening closes with a wine and cheese reception.




The meeting will be Friday, March 23, 2007 at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, located on the second floor (Room 214A) of the M.D. Anderson Library, which is the main library at the University of Houston (central campus).


Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

University of Houston - Main Campus

M.D. Anderson Library, 2nd Level

114 University Libraries

Houston, TX 77204-2000


Driving Directions: Anderson Library

1. Southbound on I-45 (from downtown). Exit Spur 5 South (44B). Turn right at the first stoplight and take University Drive to Entrance 1.

2. Northbound on I-45 (from Galveston). Exit Elgin/Cullen (44A). Turn left on Elgin. Go under freeway to second light and turn left. Turn right at the first stoplight and take University Drive to Entrance 1.

3. Southbound on US-59 (from Humble). Exit to I-45 South. See # 1.

4. Northbound on US-59 (from Sugarland). Exit to I-45 South. See # 1.

5. Westbound on I-10 (from Baytown). Take US-59 South. Stay in the far right lane and exit almost immediately to I-45 South. See # 1.

6. Eastbound on I-10 (from Katy). Exit to I-45 South. See # 1.


Map of campus: http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/uh_map_and_index.pdf

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I posted this to the Houston forum for UNT library school students and alums - hope that is OK.
Ooh good idea! Thanks. :)
P.S. Let me know if you know anyone that's going that I might have met. It's getting old attending these things without knowing a soul. That's the cost of attending library school out of state. :P
No responses yet, but if I hear any I will let you know via private e-mail - OK to let anyone who does respond have your name and/or e-mail (in a private reply, not a post)?
I've been to the SLA-CTX webpage, is the Texas chapter active or is it usually more active in the Spring?

Thanks for any info. Sorry to comment to such an old post.
Hi! No problem commenting on an old post.

I don't think the TX chapter is very active at all, but that's just my opinion. Maybe it's because the state is so big?

There is a spring meeting that changes locations each year. The March meeting was in Houston, so 2008 is probably in SA, Austin or Dallas.

I went to the SLA conference in Denver this year. The Texas chapter had a party and it was fun. They (the Texas Chapter) has a professional stipend and a student stipend for $1000 to attend the conference. I won the professional one. I strongly encourage you to apply for either if you qualify. It's so worth it to attend the conference.

Locally, SLA members meet for casual dinner sometimes. Last time was in September. If you ever want to go, give me your email and I'll tell you when the next one is. Even if you're not yet a member, you can be my guest. I don't know anyone either (the perils of solo librarianship) but I always have fun.

Let me know if you have any other questions. :)

P.S. I am also active in Texas Library Association special libraries division. If you ever want to get active in TLA, I can hook you up with an easy and rewarding position. Professional association involvement looks good on the resume.