Professional Development

Lynn is going home

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 12:05 pm

I am sitting at LAX airport, waiting for my flight to Charlotte and reminiscing on ALA Anaheim. My expectations were pretty low, based mostly on the other horrid Disney/conference experiences ALA has had. I thought this one was not bad, in fact, near idyllic. The programs and meetings were the most compact I have ever seen at ALA Annual. I only had to ride the bus once! The weather was pluperfect – sunny, low 80’s, no humidity, no bugs – unlike other cold, dreary California Junes I have seen. It may have helped that I had no committees or official obligations this trip. I was free to attend the programs that interested me. What luxury! At some ALA’s I have not seen one program, being locked into committee meeting after committee meeting. Except for the lack of non-chain restaurants and non-souvenir stores, it was very, very nice. And what other convention center is lined with palm trees at the entrance?

See you all tomorrow!

2 Responses to “Lynn is going home”

  1. I agree that, even though the non-Disney activities were non-existent, the conference venue was the best ALA I have attended. Everything was close-in and within walking distance. It was great to be able to attend the programs of your choice without having to figure out how long it would take to get there!

  2. I’m with you two! This was my favorite one yet, and I only attended programs that I had helped put on. I figure if it’s my favorite, even if I was tied up with things the whole time, it must have been a success! :)


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