Reminder: LSSPS Annual Dinner tickets–get yours now!

Just a reminder that we still have tickets available for the Libraries Serving Special Populations Section (LSSPS) Annual Dinner. All current LSSPS members as well as those special populations librarians who are interested in meeting others in the field and networking with peers are invited.

The dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Emilio’s Tapas Sol y Nieve, 215 East Ohio St., Chicago, and is an opportunity to visit with old colleagues and meet new ones who are employed in library services for special populations, including patrons with visual or physical impairments, the deaf and hard of hearing, incarcerated adults and youth and those with other special needs. Regular (“on-site”) registration rates for the event are $50 for ASCLA members, $55 for ALA members, $60 for non-members, and $40 for students.

Those interested in registering for the dinner and conference—or adding the dinner to their current meeting itinerary—can do so through Step 6 (“Your Events”) of the online registration form or by calling 1 (800) 974-3084. Those who are interested in only attending the dinner (event code SL3) should choose the “Preconference and Events Only” registration type from Step 5 of the online registration form, then scroll down to the dinner under Step 6. Events in Step 6 are sorted by day and time.

Learn more about Emilio’s at the restaurant website. The restaurant is fully accessible, and is located just east of the intersection of North Michigan Avenue and East Ohio Street. The nearest El stop is Grand-Red Line, and a number of Michigan Avenue buses can also get you there. Plan your trip at

The complete schedule of ASCLA events at Annual is available on the ASCLA website.

Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at