ALADN 2005 ~ "Sittin' in the Sun"

New Orleans, Louisiana
March 7-9, 2005

MARKETPLACE

Organized by
Jos Wanschers, MIT, jgwansch@mit.edu
Kevin Bokay, Oregon State, kevin.bokay@oregonstate.edu
Julie Tessier, LSU, jtessi1@lsu.edu

Please contact us with questions or for more information: marketplace@mit.edu

WHAT IS IT?
The ALADN Marketplace is a designated space at the Conference containing pamphlets, brochures, booklets, newsletters, bookmarks, campaign/promotion/donor recognition materials and any other library development media (even successful grant proposals, internal correspondence, donor letters, thank-you examples, etc!), which YOU would like to share with conference participants. In the past, participants have found this to be an invaluable means of sharing successful materials with colleagues across the country.

WHEN?
Monday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 8 - 8:00am - 6:00 pm; and Wednesday, March 9th till noon.

WHERE?
Tokyo Room, Hotel Monaco

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Bring 100 copies or more, or as many as you can afford to share (125-150 would be great!), and 125-150 copies of your business card, to the conference and deliver them to the front desk, clearly addressed as described below, when you check in. If you can only share one or two copies of something, please mark it clearly DISPLAY ONLY. If you prefer to send your materials ahead, OR if you cannot attend the conference but would like to share your materials anyway, please mail them with copies of your business card following the directions below:

Please send your materials early enough so that they arrive at the hotel NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, MARCH 5th, BUT NOT EARLIER THAN FEBRUARY 27th!

The mailing label MUST include the following:

Your Return Address Information

Address it to:

ATTENTION: Jos Wanschers or Julie Tessier
Hotel Monaco
333 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans LA 70130
Number of boxes (1 of 4, etc....)

Note: we will be unable to return any leftover materials to senders. There will be no online hookup during the Marketplace; if you would like to do an online demo, please have it loaded on your stand-alone laptop.

We look forward to seeing you AND your materials there!

To stimulate even more information sharing than before, this year we are planning to put two boxes in the Market Place area.

Box 1 will be for you to drop in your business card with an idea to improve a library development program in 30 minutes or less (i.e. immediate implementation strategies). Put the idea on the back of your business card. If you need more space, just attach a separate piece of paper to your card. BONUS: We would like to see lots of ideas, so we will be giving away a door prize. Sorry, you will have to be present to be eligible for the door prize drawing. You do not have to attend the conference, though, to submit your creative ideas. In case you won't be attending, you can submit ideas directly to marketplace@mit.edu. We will gather the ideas, collate the information and send to the listserv after the conference.

Box 2 will be for library development questions you always wanted to know about but are afraid to ask. We will also post these later on the listserv and ask people to reply.

Happy thinking,
Jos