Ontario Library Association Superconference & the Faculty of Information Studies
What a great excursion to Toronto! It was too short. I got to meet some wonderful folks, talk blogs and library education, and spend time with some of my favorite librarians.
Here are some of my favorite moments:
Meeting up with Sherri Vokey of ::schwagbag::: fame to speak at the ThisThursday@FIS Invited Speakers series at the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. I got to present the results from the librarian blogger survey and talk weblogs and libraries with a bunch of cool people, including a discussion of wikipedia and the wisdom of crowds. Connie Crosby blogged the talk here.
The session on library schools was incredible! I was so glad to have the Vice Dean of the Information School Judy Dunn there, her comments and insights were incredible. I asked for a show of hands: "How many LIS faculty were in the room?" None! But as Jenny wrote, the discussion was great and I'd love to see a program like this at ALA.
My afternoon session on "The Blog People" and reserach about weblogs in libraries was a lot of fun as well... it was the last session of a huge day but the audience was wonderful. I hope many of them were inspired to start blogs at their libraries.
Thanks OLA for the superconference experience!