I'm really looking forward to attending VALA2010. It will be my first major library conference apart from the New Librarians Symposium in 2008.

And although I'm looking forward to the presentations immensely, I'm also very much looking forward to meeting in person some of the amazing librarians that I've met via Twitter over the last year. And some new people too :)

I won't be attending the official VALA dinner on Wednesday night (I'm self-funding my conference attendance). But happily, this is also the case for some of my favourite twitterers - so we've arranged to meet up for an alternative, informal dinner that night.

If you would like to come along to this alternative dinner, please let me know by either leaving a comment on this blog post, emailing me at sallysetsforth at gmail.com or sending me a direct message on Twitter. The dinner is open to anyone who would like to share an informal meal and conversation with other VALA attendees. Just make sure to let me know if you'd like to attend so that I can adjust the booking as necessary :)

I've booked an outdoor non-smoking table at Automatic Cafe (website requires Flash player). It's close to the conference venue and Southern Cross train station. We can either meet there, or meet at the end of Wednesday's conference proceedings and head to dinner together.

Here are the details -

Time:     6.30pm, Wednesday 10 February 2010
Place:    Automatic Cafe, ground level of Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank
RSVP:   Monday 8 February (comment on this post, email me at sallysetsforth at gmail.com or send me a direct message on Twitter)