So it was spring break, and I wrote a lot. Then I went on vacation and didn’t write anything, came back, and didn’t write anything, and now I’m at ACRL and feel like I should say something, in no small part because the pre conference I attended today was awesome.
Check these folks out: Innovation Boot Camp.
I am not a touchy-feely do-kooky-stuff-with-strangers icebreaker kind of person. Like, NOT. Like, it makes me ranty and glare-y. And yet MJ and Randy and Robin managed to lead us today through a series of exercises and discussions that were totally goofy, and I didn’t mind at all. Their personalities, presentation styles, and content that is completely relevant to breaking down barriers to innovation and participation in library renewal all came together to make for a really great day. And the goofy wasn’t a gimmick; it was a demonstration of the principles they were teaching. They did it well, and I commend them.
I took a bunch of pictures. I can’t post them until Sunday, though, because I decided to do this whole conference with my iPad, and so have no laptop with which to download the photos from the camera. It’ll be an interesting experience to see what I can easily do, what I can do with some difficulty, and what I cannot do, with the iPad. I’m hoping to report back on that.
Someone asked me what I’m doing this conference. Complex answer. Attending content, some of the time. Two scheduled meetings/meals with vendors. Two scheduled focus groups. Reviewing resumes from 12-2 on Friday at the placement center. Drinks with a friend to discuss a job opening in SUNY and what one needs to know about the system if you’re considering entering it. Drinks with another friend to discuss the freakshow that is her workplace and how I can help her and her colleagues survive it. More content. Trying to track down the elusive David Free.
So. I’m here, in Philly, at the convention center. Find me if you can, say hi if you wish.