A Semi-Update

I recieved a very nice email from TLA, which I have asked to replublish here. I will put it up with my response when I recieve permission.

A brief sum: There was some confusion on my part because the email I received yesterday did not say I HAD to register. Apparently I CAN register. I think this still means if I wanted to go to the conference I would have to pay, but I do not want to go.

Anyway, it is all still very silly and I think we need to stand up a little and say no to certain things. We are not martyrs; we are librarians and people. I for one do not wish to be a saint. More later, plus a mea culpa for an indignation only halfly deserved. I have to go teach a class.

–Jane, cautious

4 thoughts on “A Semi-Update

  • March 28, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    If their email used the phrase “past due” as your previous post indicates, then no one is responsible for the confusion but TLA themselves. I don’t know what other conclusion you could possibly draw than that registration was required. I’m pretty sure whenever my bills say that, they’re not offering me an option.

  • March 28, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    I reread the email and the words “past due” were not used, but since they were asking me to either overnight a check or fax them a credit card number, I assumed that was the case. The email implied haste.

    I think there was some misunderstandings on my part, but I do believe that this is a system that is broken.

  • March 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    If nothing else it sounds like they need to improve communication with their speakers. A better tack in this situation would have been to send you an email saying “Hey, we notice you haven’t registered for the conference. You don’t have to, but if you were planning on attending other sessions we ask that you do by x date.”

  • March 29, 2007 at 4:17 am

    Actually they need to handle speakers separately from other attendees, period. Just a thought.

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