(News from Stacy Schrank, CLENE Round Table Training Showcase C0-Chair)
CLENE Training Showcase 2008
2008 CLENE Training Showcase
Sunday, June 29, 2008 – 1:30-3:30pm
Anaheim, California

Greetings CLENE Friends,

I hope your 2008 is off to a great start! As with the new year comes time once again to solicit participants for the upcoming CLENE Training Showcase to be held at the ALA Annual Meeting in June – this year is sunny Anaheim, CA.

This past year, the showcase was a great success – we had hundreds of people come through our doors and with the participation of great people (like yourselves) we were able to give away a large assortment of prizes throughout the event. We also had three great sponsors – WebJunction, The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc., and Infopeople – who made it possible for us to furnish snacks and beverages during the event.

This year, we are securing sponsorships again and hope to be bigger and better than ever! As you have presented in the past, we would encourage you to once again consider participating in our showcase. And if your budget allows, consider sponsorship of our event. What a great way to connect one-on-one with colleagues who are using your products, services, or your ideas to continue the educational advancement and networking of library staff across the nation and the world. We want the CLENE Showcase to be what people are talking about at Annual!

Participation proposals can be completed online by visiting the CLENE page on the ALA website: www.ala.org/ala/clenert/trainingshowcase/index.cfm .

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 22nd. We hope to accept as many participants as possible. Final decisions will be made prior to March 7th.

Please Note: Each participant will be provided with a 6′ banquet table and two chairs. Electricity is available (please select this on your proposal form). Wireless Internet may be available for an extra charge. If you are planning to use wireless, please contact me.

Sponsors and participants will be featured in the June edition of the CLENE X-Change in preparation for the Annual Meeting. Advertisement for the showcase will also be conducted at the Public Library Association Conference in March in Minneapolis, MN. CLENE will be sponsoring three programs there and information on CLENE events at Annual will be distributed. If you will be at PLA, look us up – we would love to see you!

If you have any additional questions regarding the CLENE Showcase, please feel free to contact me at your convenience using the contact information listed here. I look forward to receiving your proposal soon!

Stacy Schrank, Co-Chair, CLENE Training Showcase