I spent the day Thursday, October 18th, at NCLA in Hickory, NC. I attended a couple of sessions, walked through the exhibit hall and looked at some of the different poster sessions, stopped by the conference store to say hello to Carolyn and Steve, and saw a lot of people that I haven’t seen in a long time. On top of that I was apart of a presentation by the Master Trainers of North Carolina at the end of the day, so it was a full day!
One session I attended was titled Telling Our Story Using New Technology. The session was held by the State Library, specifically by Michelle Czaikowski, a friend from my Master Trainer days. She discussed Web 2.0 technologies, the pros and cons, and even built her presentation using a couple of technologies: empressr and del.icio.us.
What I continue to realize is that because there is so much to Web 2.0 there is never enough time to talk about it all. Really, you could talk for days on everything that there is out there. It also continues to amaze me how much there is still to come and how many things are out there that you may have never heard of. So many doors opening…
In the afternoon I ran into some of my ZSR co-workers. Carolyn and Cristina had a terrific poster session entitled Utilizing ILL Deflection to Improve Workflow. People were swarming around their poster, it was almost impossible to get a picture of them!
Clifford, the Big Red Dog, also made an appearance at NCLA, which led to some great photo opportunities.
At the very end of the day, as I mentioned above, I got the privilege to present along with my Master Trainer class on what we have to offer the rest of the libraries in the state of North Carolina. This was a great session, and I hope that the rest of the state knows we are here and more than willing to help with any training needs anyone might have.
You can see some of the pictures of the day at my Flickr site.
And now, back to work!