Here’s the short version of my Computers in Libraries experience for this year. For the details, check out this post.
- The people! I met so many people this year. Completely new people, people i only ever “met” online, and the “famous” people who’s names we all know. I felt like we were Velcro this year- lunch with 1 or 2 others always turned into “and hey, there’s [insert name here], lets invite them!” I love it!
- Pecha Kucha!
- Danish Boys
- Staying in the conference hotel. Life is much easier when you’re closer.
- I like Thai food!
- Forty Gazillion different beers
- The internet connection and cell signal strength. The wireless was MUCH better than last year, I’ll admit. But for a girl that bought a smart phone so she wouldn’t have to drag around her laptop, the lack of cell signal really hindered my twittering and blogging (clearly, as i’m just getting to this a week later).
- Empty seat? It’s probably in the PoleLine (the space where the poles block your view to the screens or presenters).
- Today’s teens have had the most recent experience with libraries and know how we’ve changed- they are the hope if the library stereotype is going to change.
- the world is build around people and their social networks; connect people to people, not items
- usa.gov is mobile?!
- Why widgets? Because there’s nothing wrong with being lazy.
- libraries are community innovation centers! They are the spaces for the creation of the next generation’s products.
- Wild Success doesn’t feel like business as usual
- Not enough failures? You’re not being innovative enough.