[Libs-Or] FW: invite librarians to PNBA show

MaryKay Dahlgreen dahlgreen_marykay at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Mon Aug 10 15:31:39 PDT 2009

I am forwarding this invitation from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. If you have questions please direct them to Thom at PNBA. 

MaryKay Dahlgreen
Library Development Program Manager
Oregon State Library
marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us

From: Thom Chambliss [mailto:thom at pnba.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 1:04 PM
To: Colin Rea; Lisa Bitney
Subject: invite librarians to PNBA show
Dear Northwest Librarians,
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association again invites you to attend our fall show, which will again be held at the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport, Thursday through Saturday, September 10 - 12. Last year we offered educational sessions for librarians on the first day of exhibits, and found that that schedule was not attractive to librarians, who were as interested in the exhibits as the booksellers were. This year, we are offering education aimed at librarians on the same day as the education for booksellers, Thursday, Sept 10, from 8:00 am (the basic intro for First-timers) until 5:15 pm. The education schedule for the day is posted on our web site here. Please remember that, although we do have one room set aside for education that we thought might most be of interest to librarians, everyone who attends the show is welcome to attend any sessions that you would like. For instance, we believe that the 2:30 session in Salon A, "Edelweiss: Interactive, On-line Publisher Catalogs," with John Rubin, the founder of Above the Treeline, may be as important and informative to librarians as it is to booksellers, and we urge your appropriate staff to consider attending. We expect fewer and fewer publishers to produce and mail catalogs every year.
The show will also feature a terrific line-up of national and regional authors, and you are encouraged to attend as many of those author events as you would like. The complete show schedule is posted here, with the lists of authors who will speak at the Breakfasts, and the general show page on our site has links to pdfs of all of the author events and their schedules. We hope you will join us to hear the Celebration of Authors on Thursday at lunch and to pick up copies of those authors new books immediately after the presentations, and join us at the opening Nightcapper Party that evening, which is free to all show attendees. One of the favorite events at the show is the Friday night Feast of Authors, in which twenty authors move from table to table throughout your meal, discussing their new books, so that people at each table sit personally with six authors during the event. At the end of the event, every bookseller and librarian attending receives a bag of books containing a selection of signed copies of the books discussed by the authors at the Feast, with at least a dozen signed books in every bag. All author events at the show feature free signed books or advanced readers editions given to attendees of the events.
On Saturday after the Book & Author Breakfast, on the floor of the exhibits we will also have volunteers helping booksellers and librarians set up their own blogs, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, and even helping you produce your own, short introductory video about your library and post it on YouTube for use on your library's web site.
If any of this sounds like it might be helpful to you or any of your staff, we hope that you will encourage them to join us in Portland for the fall show. You may register for the show using the form posted on our web site, and pay your library membership on that form. If your library joins PNBA, then up to FOUR people from your library may attend the show for free. The most efficient way to make a room reservation at our host hotel is to use the on-line registration form posted on our tradeshow web page. Click the logo for the Holiday Inn on the upper right of the page, fill in only the dates that you want to stay overnight, click the "check availability" button on the lower right, and you will be offered the room choices. Our group rate of $99/night plus tax (with free parking!) will be available only through Friday, August 28, or until the rooms are sold out.
Other PNBA show documents that may be of interest to you:
General hotel info: http://www.pnba.org/fallshow09/hotelinfo09.pdf
Map to the hotel: http://www.hiportlandairport.com/maps.aspx
Driving instructions to the hotel, for someone coming from the North: http://www.pnba.org/fallshow09/ToHotelFrmSeattle.pdf
Driving instructions to the hotel, for someone coming from the South: http://www.pnba.org/fallshow09/ToHotelFrmSalem.pdf
Thank you for your consideration of this invitation--I hope to see you at the Show!!
Thom Chambliss, Executive Director
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
214 East 12th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-3245
T: 541-683-4363
F: 541-683-3910
E: thom at pnba.org
W: www.pnba.org
2009 Show: Thursday - Saturday, September 10-12.
The show will be held at the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport, Portland, Oregon
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