ALCOP: A New Conference

A new conference has appeared on the information scene.  ALCOP, the Association of Library Communications and Outreach Professionals, is holding its first conference at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA (suburban Philadelphia) on October 9 and 10.  ALCOP is a new organization composed of marketing and communications executives at academic and public libraries.  The scope and procedures of the ALCOP organization will be determined at the inaugural conference in October.

The conference is sponsored by Kieserman Media, “a full service media firm focusing on strategic public relations and special event planning” and will feature talks by several noted information professionals.  The two days feature a number of concurrent workshops on topics of current interest, with two keynote sessions.

The dinner keynote on October 9 will be by Kathy Dempsey, a consultant and trainer and author of The Accidental Library Marketer (Information Today, 2009).  Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Kathy was Editor of Information Today’s Computers in Libraries magazine and Marketing Library Services newsletter.

The Monday keynote address will be by Chris Olsen, founder of Chris Olsen & Associates.  She is the Editor and Publisher of the newsletter Marketing Treasures and Past President of SLA’s Maryland Chapter.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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