I’m heading off to attend my first professional conference, the American Library Association annual in Washington, DC. It should be five days of fun, learning and meeting people. I’m not so good at that last part, but I’ll give it a go. At least it will be a social situation where I won’t have to explain what a librarian actually does to uncomprehending minds. In addition to the conference I’ll be catching up with some of my Washington area friends.
The Official Wiki of the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC should help me keep track of things.
Lots of conference attendees will be sharing their experiences in the Blogging Annual. I think I may add my link but since I don’t have a portable computing device I can’t say I’m “blogging the conference,” more like blogging after the conference.
I’m looking forward to seeing the premiere of Hollywood Librarian, hearing Ken Burns speak (since I wanted to be him when I was 16), seeing the Librarian Action Figure Nancy Pearl in the flesh, witnessing the Book Cart Drill Team Championship, listening to Garrison Keillor’s closing remarks, and visiting the US Capitol to promote libraries (on what is coincidentally an ACLU Day of Action in Washington).