I intend to visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. I know already that they allow Flip-Pal Scanners, so I will bring mine, plus my laptop which contains all of my genealogical research so far, and my cell phone which has a camera. The Family Search website suggests these Tips for Visiting the Library. I have never gone on a trip alone or in a group to hunt for genealogical information before... I want to bring as few items as possible, because I will need to walk back and forth from the hotel and it is some distance.
What do I need to do to make this trip as fruitful as possible?
Update: I have two full days set aside for research, plus any extra time that I can pull myself away from the annual RootsTech conference.
Update 2: I visited my local Family History centre and got the low-down on the types of microfilm they have onsite. A great suggestion that the volunteers gave me was to pick only one line to focus on during the trip so that I don't get scattered all over with rabbit trails. Someone else suggested that I try to glean as much as I can about my Scottish ancestors, since the website Scotland's People can be expensive to search online.