Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I'm Dallas bound for ALA Midwinter!

Tomorrow after teaching my first class of the semester I'll be off to the airport to catch my flight to Dallas for this year's American Library Association Midwinter Conference. I was blessed to be chosen as one of ALA's 2012 Emerging Leaders this year, and I'll meet my fellow ELs and begin work on our projects, which will culminate with a poster presentation at ALA's Annual Conference in Anaheim in June.

As you might imagine, my schedule is already pretty full with meetings, but I do want to take some time to see Dallas. I'd love to hear your suggestions of things (preferably near the conference center or easily accessed by public transportation) to do while I'm there and places to eat. So far on my list are the Public ArtWalk Dallas and the Sixth Floor Museum. And I'm always looking for suggestions of good food. Give me your best Dallas recommendations!

If any of you are going to be there, send me an email. I'd love to meet up!


  1. That's awesome! Congrats on being chosen!!
    I have no idea about Dallas, though, LOL

  2. OMG! I live in Dallas and I just went blank on things to do downtown. The Dallas Museum of Art is always a treat!!! IF you have an opportunity to hop the train, check out all the cool consignment and art shops on Henderson Ave.!

  3. OOH! Dallas Farmers Market is also a lot of fun, as is the Dallas World Aquarium.

    1. Thanks, Andi! Clearly the mister and I need to plan a fun trip to Dallas. The more I read, the more I want to explore!

  4. Congrats, congrats -- that's so exciting! I don't know Dallas, so I can't recommend anything -- but enjoy your trip and the conference!

  5. I have to recommend Spiral Dallas for yummy vegan home-cooking and Gloria's Restaurant for a delicious blend of Tex-mex and Salvadoran cuisine. The fried plantains are amazing.



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