I didn’t write anything yesterday, as I was a bit overwhelmed by my first ever LIANZA conference. Today, I am much more enthused, and less worried about how to find my way back to my room.
I’ve seen/heard lots of cool stuff today – my favourite so far would have to be Roy Tennant. He stressed how important it is to continually review and adapt our systems and services to meet the needs of our customers. He said heaps of other good stuff too, but unfortunately, I can’t make sense of my notes.
The most striking thing about conference for me, is how progressive CCL are. Many of the practices that are being encouraged, we already do. Blogging, is one example of this. Our strong commitment to professional development is another. I’m feeling that a lot of what is being talked about is either geared to academic libraries, or small centres. It’s good to be made aware of what’s going on out there, but it is a bit of an eye opener.
Yesterday I enjoyed a session on collecting ephemera. Not only were there lots of pretty pictures, but it was very thought provoking. It’s something I have never paid much attention to, and now I’m definitely going to be bringing ANZC those local government campaign fliers that keep appearing in my mailbox. Especially good was the thank you that Susan and Vera (ANZC) received at the end.
Ok, I ‘m off to something about creating a new art, design and media library now. Hopefully more pretty pictures. I will try to report from the conference dinner, as I am expecting hi-jinks.