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Last Thoughts – Internet Librarian 06


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Internet Librarian was a wonderful conference. The atmosphere was completely different from any other conference I have attended. There was a congenial, light-hearted mood in every session. All of the sessions were packed with Library 2.0 goodness. I felt at home in the sea of laptops gathered around the nearest plug. If no plug was to be found, we sat in the front, the best distance for heckling.

If you search Flickr tags for IL2006, you might get the impression that all librarians do at conference is walk around outside, eat food, drink, and take idiotic pictures of each other. You would not be entirely wrong, but I did learn a bunch of new tricks that I am going to try at my library.

The people I met and was able to connect with again made this the best conference I have ever attended. We laughed, traded ideas, and made fun of each other (not too hard a feat). It was nice to talk with others in the profession working with technology, even if most of our conversations revolved around the hand drier in the bathroom of the Crown and Anchor.

–Jane, will definitely be there next year

4 comments to Last Thoughts – Internet Librarian 06

  • Without a doubt, the best part of my first time at IL was meeting and hanging out with you and Meredith Farkas, Michael Porter, Sarah Houghton-Jan, Rachel Singer Gordon, Greg Schwartz, Dave Free, Dave King, Nicole Engard, Michael Sauers, Steven Cohen, Marianne Kruppa, Tom Impri, Michael Stephens, Stephen Abram and everyone else whose names I’m blanking on right now, as well as my cohorts from Kansas. Just as I think it’s important to stress the “social” in social software, the social aspects of the conference were very very important to me.

    And that hand dryer is freakish and amazing!

  • stephanie

    And what an unexpected bonus to connect with other Firefly/Serenity fans…I still covet your bag! http://www.outtotheblack.com/bags.html

  • Jane

    Stephanie,
    It was great to meet you and my husband would tell you that I love to be praised for my geeky acquisitions. It made my day to show off my bag and my shiny desktop.

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