Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Southern Alberta Library Conference!

We're back - sorry for the blogging hiatus!
Last week was very busy as we were gearing up for our first Southern Alberta Library Conference.  The Conference (SALC, as it unfortunately became known - what is it with librarians and acronyms?!) took place here in Lethbridge at the newly renovated Coast Hotel.  There was a bit of nail-biting over whether or not the renovations would be done in time, but in the end, everything looked really nice (and the food was great!).
Over 160 delegates attended 21 sessions and two great keynote addresses over the course of the 2 1/2 day conference.  Delegates learned about video conferencing, strategic planning, weeding, social networking and more!  There was also lots of time for mingling/networking between board members, library staff, consultants and librarians.  The diversity of the group made discussions in the sessions really interesting.
Thank you again to all who came out to the conference and who volunteered their time and/or expertise.  We couldn't have done it without you!

1 comment:

  1. Gold star to Terra, Lauren, Kerby and the rest of the CARLS staff for an excellent conference. You ran it so well, it was hard to believe that was the first time you had done it. Well done!