Saturday, October 13, 2007

Iowa Library Conference

I just returned from the Iowa Library Conference.  What a great conference!  I'm sorry that I couldn't attend the whole thing.  I heard it was quite something.  And very well attended -- over 950 attendees.  What a success!

I arrived late Thursday so missed the live band and the dancing.  But I had the pleasure of riding in from the airport with Steve Abrams.  He is always so fascinating to listen to.  He was key note on Friday as well.  I have heard him speak before, but he always gets me thinking about what I am doing and why I am doing it.  I came away with some new ideas as always.

I spoke at two consecutive break out sessions so didn't get to hear any other speakers.  The luncheon speaker was Jeffrey Kluger who spoke about his new book "Splendid Solution".  Fascinating.

The ride back to the airport was highlighted by Loriene Roy, President of ALA, sharing her "Male Librarians of Texas" calendar with me. What a great idea for a fund raiser.  And those guys are really good sports!

Thanks to the Iowa Library Association for the invitation and thanks to all the wonderful librarians I had the chance to meet.  It was a great time. 

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Loriene Roy said...

Great to meet you in Iowa.
Yes, the "Men of Texas Libraries" 18-month calendar has been a successful fundraiser for the Texas Library Association's library disaster fund!
Loriene Roy,
ALA President
Professor, School of Information,
the University of Texas at Austin