Thursday, July 11, 2013
ALA Conference Experience
Wow - I never realized how many independent publishers, distributers, and manufacturers of library products would be represented at the conference. From the ladies who presented the mess-free sandbox for children, to the gentleman distributing DVDs for the understanding of Islam, to the folks showing systems for automated check-ins, to the woman who demonstrated the process of plastic coating paperbacks... there was something to learn at every turn. I was pleased to obtain a copy of the children's book "I Have A Dream" and fortunate to have the illustrator Kadir Nelson sign it. My other favorite souvenir - a pin that shows an old card catalogue drawer captioned "never forget!"