The library industry is gearing up for the 2009 ALA convention, this year to be held in Chicago on July 9th through the 15th. This year’s conference is anticipated to be a record-breaker. From Library Journal (who is definitely in a position to know about such things):
There is joy among those who have the funds to go to Chicago for the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, July 9–15. Every librarian knows there is nothing better than a Chicago gathering, with the city's wonderful haunts, museums, restaurants, and fine memories of past conferences. Despite the economy, and maybe because of early signs of recovery, we expect record-breaking attendance.Library Journal also offers up their annual “Picks and Pans” for the conference as well as a very solid guide for every of this important date on the library calendar. LJ’s coverage is here. The ALA conference Web site is here.