It was another great conference. After Mrs. Harris came with me in 2013 to Hartford to present about our Newbery project, she hasn't turned down a library conference since and this one was no exception! So there she is picking me up at 5:30 am on Thursday so we could head out for our 8:00 flight to Columbus.
All went smoothly with our travel and we managed to check in, unpack with time for some lunch and ice cream at the North Market
|Maria, from Buffalo, and I leaping at Jenis Ice Cream.|
|Boy was that Oatmeal Cookie ice cream sandwich delicious!|
and then to our first event, the IdeaLab. It was there that we met up with a few old friends and already made some new ones. My favorite "booth" was the one about the Elementary Library Centers. Those women are amazing and so creative! Here's a link to the presentation they were sharing from Carolyn Vibbert:
Heidi Hayes Jacobs was the opening keynote. I don't think anyone will argue with you that she wasn't inspiring and motivating.
The exhibits opened that evening and Karen and I had a good time meeting more people, especially some friends from Texas. I am always in awe of their enthusiasm and energy around conferences and their connectedness to one another. Whenever I see tweets from Texas librarians, it makes me want to be a citizen of the Lone Star State. Hey! I'd be proud of any state that Anne Richards hailed from and lead!
|Super Librarian with Maria!|