The Procrastinator’s Guide to BEA

You may notice that “procrastinator” in the headline is singular — the procrastinator is actually me. I know none of my fellow librarians would have waited until now put together their schedules.

Identifying all the BEA programs you might want to attend can be frustrating, since, unlike ALA, programming is created by many different groups, from the AAP to FOLUSA and are announced in various places.

Happily, for this procrastinator, Publishers Marketplace has put together a handy app. Under schedules, it gives you quick information on Main Events, Author Signings and even has a special section for Librarian Events (note that the LJ and SLJ events on Tuesday are part of each magazine’s Day of Dialog, which are sold out now).

I’m also checking LJ‘s guide, which selects all programs that are of interest to librarians, not just those that have “library” in the title.

NOT included on the Publishers Marketplace app, is the AAP’s great author dinner for librarians; we hear there are still a few spots open, but you need to RSVP (dinner is FREE) by tomorrow:

The Association of American Publishers Cordially Invites you to:

Dinner on Tuesday, May 25th

Holiday Inn West 57th Street. Embassy Ballroom 7 pm

With authors:
Cory Doctorow
, author of For The Win (Tor/Forge)

Rachel Vincent, author of My Soul To Keep (Harlequin Teen)

Anne Fortier, author of Juliet (Ballantine)

Jane Green, author of Promises To Keep (Viking)

Ann Brashares, author of My Name Is Memory (Riverhead)

Co-Hosted with Library Journal

Please email Marlene Scheuermann, AAP by Friday, May 21st. Be sure to  indicate you want to attend the Librarians Dinner.

2 Responses to “The Procrastinator’s Guide to BEA”

  1. marin younker Says:

    oh thank goodness for this post – i found the procrastinator’s guide to pla super helpful ;)

  2. Maggie Says:

    I am soooo jealous…maybe next year our library will spring for a batch of us to attend. In the meantime….we look forward to your insights and posts.