Saturday, January 20, 2007

Library Swag

Today was my first day at the ALA Midwinter Conference. I was really lucky, and serendipitiously met up with old friends from grad school and the New York library scene. (Hey friends! I hope you'll make it to the blog over the next week.) I haven't seen Fuse yet, but I am hoping she can tear herself away from the task of judging the next Newbery award and attend the School Library Journal cocktail party tomorrow night.

In the meantime, I scored a lot of library-related swag: pens, posters, pins that light up, tote-bags, and even a few non-traditional items like a scented candle, a manicuring set, and a real faux-gold frog lapel pin. My favorite item thus far was not free. I bought a Banned-Book bracelet at one of the booths:

Bracelets designed by Carolyn Forsman


Lone Star Ma said...

OOOOOHHH! I've seen those bracelets online before and have seriusly considered buying one for myself and one for the LSG. COOL!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Band books - you mean like "The Story of The Eagles" or "The Band - A History"? I never thought library professionals could be so materialistic and fun-seeking - wild drunken orgies in the hotels booked by the ALA and late night debates about the intricacies of the Dewey System.

carolyn said...

hello carolyn here. booth 958 ala exhibits till 2pm monday! all profits to the free to read foundation.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM: Give into the temptation! Mwa ha ha.

YP: You have no idea. Again, mwa ha ha!