Any of the MeFi Librarian Posse going to ALA this month? January 2, 2005 1:10 PM   Subscribe

Any of the MeFi Librarian Posse going to ALA this month? Boston/Somerville/Cambridge Mefi Meetup: Friday January 14 at The Burren in Davis Square in Somerville 7:30-ish. I'll be down from Vermont and robocop is bleeding says he'll be there.
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:10 PM (30 comments total)

I rather think I might attend too, and drag the wife with me. Maybe-Probably.
posted by Ryvar at 2:03 PM on January 2, 2005


Wait, just checking - is this event librarians only?
posted by Ryvar at 2:10 PM on January 2, 2005


Ryvan, if it's MeFi Librarians only, I say we hold a counter non-Librarian meetup, coincidently to be held at the Burren in Davis Square around 7:30pm in January 14th. ;-)
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 2:33 PM on January 2, 2005


Maybe us non-librarians can sit at tables around the librarians and not say anything, or maybe we'll just have a non-librarian meetup across the street! Ha!
posted by spaghetti at 2:35 PM on January 2, 2005


Phooey, you beat me to it...
posted by spaghetti at 2:36 PM on January 2, 2005


Mmm, across the street is Diva with yummy Indian food.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:40 PM on January 2, 2005


Love to, but it's a long way, and I'm still only an apprentice.
posted by Hildago at 2:43 PM on January 2, 2005


inky and I (librarian wannabes) will definitely be there.
posted by soplerfo at 2:46 PM on January 2, 2005


and robocop is bleeding says he'll be there.

Ok, but is he going to bring the bunny along?

hi robocop!

posted by matteo at 3:02 PM on January 2, 2005


damn
posted by matteo at 3:09 PM on January 2, 2005


Yeah it's for everyone, there's just a national library conference/meeting going on in Boston that weekend so I thought more MeFites might be in town than usual. Anyone who wants to make a pre-drinking meal plan, feel free. I'll be rolling in to town right at 7:30 so I'd have to miss it.
posted by jessamyn at 3:21 PM on January 2, 2005


Aren't librarians notorious for their wild, wicked parties? Be careful, MeFolk!
posted by five fresh fish at 5:45 PM on January 2, 2005


All the cool kids are going to CIL!
posted by Blake at 6:12 PM on January 2, 2005


Naw, Blake, all the really cool library folk go to Access.

Heaviest drinking convention ever in Detroit was ALA. You've got to wonder when your people outdrink the Baptists.

I won't be along. Gave up on ALA years ago. Hope you all have a great time. Boston is a wonderful city.
posted by QIbHom at 7:38 PM on January 2, 2005


Sounds good to me, I'll be there.
posted by gnat at 8:04 PM on January 2, 2005


Well hell, I live not too far from the Burren and I'd love to come, but it's the worst possible day for me. Maybe next time.
posted by painquale at 12:06 AM on January 3, 2005


Where Robocop goes, so go I. Count me in.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 5:47 AM on January 3, 2005


Last time Banjo and I brought the rabbits to The Burren, they started a big fight with some of the local townie bunnies. So it's prolly best that Grendel and Robocop sit this one out.

But considering that The Burren is just a leap out a window and a roll down the bike path, we'll be there!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:02 AM on January 3, 2005


I'd go if I weren't horribly disfigured and weigh 600 pounds. Also, I'm a non-drinker and Irish music makes me break out in hives. And I had a bad experience with a librarian once that's left me bitter and angry at the entire profession. But otherwise I'd be there.
posted by TimeFactor at 8:31 AM on January 3, 2005


Seriously, is this a librarians-only jamboree or are we mere patrons welcome too? I was a Library Assistant VI once and one of the few non-MLS catalogers allowed to do original cataloging on OCLC, if that affects the decision at all.
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:01 PM on January 3, 2005


It's for anyone who wants to come. The possibility of non-Bostonian librarians in town for ALA is just icing on the cake!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:16 PM on January 3, 2005


I'll probably be bringing my sister from a rival craigslist tribe, feel free to bring librarian and non-librarian friends and/or family. I'll post a reminder closer to the date.
posted by jessamyn at 1:59 PM on January 3, 2005


If it's not all librarians, I will come too. I was going to say "I will be the woman with short spiky streaked hair and cat glasses" but I realize that that will probably describe most of those with XX chromosomes in the bar. Maybe I will just wear a red carnation pinned to the empty sleeve of my jacket.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:00 PM on January 3, 2005


I love the burren, and used to go there all the time. Sadly, I moved away.

However, my mom is going to be at the ALA conference (seriously) so if you see here, take her with you and buy her a drink. She's five feet tall and about 60.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 3:39 PM on January 3, 2005


Last time Banjo and I brought the rabbits to The Burren, they started a big fight with some of the local townie bunnies.

the possibility of creating a MetaFilter Fighting Bunnies team boggles the mind. it is almost a recipe for world domination.


She's five feet tall and about 60.

just like quonsar, where's the problem.
posted by matteo at 8:04 AM on January 4, 2005


I like librarians - especially ones with glasses. Also, I like beers at the Burren. It's a no-brainer, really.
posted by kahboom at 11:25 AM on January 4, 2005


Oh, yeah. My mom wears glasses too.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 1:04 PM on January 4, 2005


We still on?
posted by kahboom at 10:47 AM on January 11, 2005


Yes! I'll be driving down from Vermont and should be pulling in to Davis Square 7:30 ish. I'm usually wearing a ratty orange sweatshirt.
posted by jessamyn at 3:38 PM on January 11, 2005


I'll most likely be able to make it.
posted by anathema at 10:33 AM on January 13, 2005


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