Kyle at ALA Annual in Chicago

I learned lots of things at ALA, but one thing I learned almost right away: bring numerous pairs of comfortable shoes. I had heard people say that, and my standard-issue brown slip-ons are *kind of* comfortable (and hey! they go with everything! I only have to pack one pair!), so I mostly ignored all of... more

Susan Arrives at ALA

Evening View of the Chicago River Since I don’t have committee meetings until tomorrow, I flew to Chicago this morning and arrived mid-afternoon. I’m staying in a hotel (Wanda is my roommate) on North Michigan Ave. just north of the Chicago River. It’s located in the area known as the Magnificent Mile. I’m told that... more