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Conference Resources

Credits & Clock Hours

Clock hours will be available through Antioch University Seattle. Sign in and pick up forms at the Clock Hours table which will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Times are subject to change as we get closer to conference time. Please check back in prior to conference.

Clock Hours FAQ

How do I earn clock hours at the 2017 WLA conference?
Three steps:
1. SIGN IN (on sign in sheet) AND PAY at the clock hours table (where you will receive paperwork after payment is received). Sign-in is essential to receiving clock hours.
2. Carry your paperwork with you and fill out, INITIAL the SESSIONS you attend.
3. RETURN BOTH forms to Clock Hours table at the end of conference.

How many clock hours can I earn?
Attending one day (Friday OR Saturday): 7.5 hours
Attending two days (Friday AND Saturday): 15 hours
Attending three days (Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday): 22.5 hours

How much does it cost?
For one day (7.5 hours) = $15.00. For two days (15 hours) = $30.00. For three days (22.5 hours) = $45.00.
Payment must be made at the time of registering: check, cash or credit card.
Please make checks out to: Antioch University Seattle

How do I sign up?
Go to the Antioch University Seattle Clock Hours Table during open hours. For our records, you MUST sign the SIGN IN SHEET at the clock hours table first and will then receive the paperwork.
Do I need to sign out at the end of the conference?
For signing out, submit paperwork at the end of conference (or just prior to your last session attending) to the clock hours table. COMPLETELY FILL OUT AND SIGN BOTH the clock hours form and the agenda of sessions you attended to the clock hours table.

When will I receive the official paperwork?
Antioch’s certification officer will process the paperwork and for your records you will receive the original signed copy in the mail about a month after the conference. Look for an envelop with the green Antioch letterhead in the mail. This is your copy.

Making Your Case to Attend

The following tips and tricks for making your case to attend a conference are courtesy of the American Library Association.

Making the case for time off, support, and travel and expenses to attend a conference requires a solid understanding of the potential benefits to your institution, supervisor, and colleagues. You need to be able to communicate those benefits clearly—especially if your company is experiencing tight budgets and/or reduced staff. Use the following information to help "make your case."

  • Familiarize yourself with the points in “Why you'll be more valuable to your library after the conference.”
  • Tally your potential costs, demonstrating how much you can save if you register and book travel and housing early.
  • Study any preliminary information about the program. Identify preconference workshops, sessions, and events that you believe can help you be more productive and efficient.
  • Share any preliminary program information with your colleagues. Let those who might not be able to attend know that your attending can benefit them. Inform them of the type of information that you can bring back to help them, and which sessions you can attend on their behalf.
  • Share program information with your supervisor. List the sessions and programs that you think will be of greatest benefit to your workplace.
  • Review the topic-specific preconferences and institutes. Are any especially applicable to you and your workplace? 
  • Draft a plan listing how essential tasks will be handled while you're away. Include how, if necessary, technology can easily keep you accessible.
  • Draft a plan noting that when you return to the office, you’ll share action items and fresh ideas learned at the conference (e.g., notes from speaker presentations and discussion groups, knowledgeable vendors you spoke with, best practices, contacts you made through networking, etc.) with the rest of the staff.
  • Inform your supervisor that you can focus on implementing one new idea that will pay back many times over the investment of time and money spent to attend.
  • Put your request in writing. Feel free to adapt this sample memo for the ALA Annual Conference.