Friday, October 29, 2010

Conferences, Reporting on

Upon returning from a professional library conference, your post-conference report should include at least two things you learned from the experience. For example: 1) Never admit to a room of 450 people that you like the smell of Taco Bell's food. 2) Old people seem to have a lock on the lifetime achievement awards.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Do you work at Drexel? Because that's eerie:
http://www.library.drexel.edu/blogs/thesuggestionbox/?p=1224

Gary Klein said...

First time that I came back from a nationwide conference, our head of reference was bragging about all the stores she shopped at. And then she turned to me, the "new kid on the block", and tried to hold me accountable for how I used the library's money, saying "I didn't see you anywhere at the conference!"

Excuse me, but while you were shopping I was inside the convention center, and then proceeded to summarize the 4 events per day that I thought were noteworthy that I attended.

She never questioned my use of travel funds again!

Needless to say, I no longer work for that library!