This is just to say (yes, William Carlos Williams) that the ALA Annual Conference was an amazing experience. Here’s a rundown of the programs I attended; I’ll be typing up my notes from each and sharing a brief summary here over the next several days. Many thanks to Simmons College GSLIS and Don Wood at ALA for making it possible for me to go!
Friday, June 24
Opening session – Dan Savage, speaker
Exhibit floor opening
Saturday, June 25
HarperCollins Book Buzz
Modernist Cuisine presentation/demonstration
Sunday, June 26
LITA Tech Trends (panel)
Wikimedia, Sue Gardener
GSLIS Alumni reunion
Monday, June 27
Rating systems for young readers (panel)
As part of the Students to Staff program I also worked with some wonderful people at the Press Room and the @yourlibrary booth, checking in reporters and photographers and telling people about the Campaign for America’s Libraries, respectively.
More to come!