Two words – water. slide. Ok, technically not one of the takeaways, but WOW! what a site for a conference! The FLA Conference will be held at Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida for two more years. That’s two more chances to enjoy an amazing facility in the tinsel-coated heart of Orlando. You have to be a guest to sashay down the slippery path of watery fun, but it is so worth it! Turns out, I’m the only one who said this was a top-five takeaway. Let’s explore what everyone else had to say. Here’s Your Top 10 Takeaways! Networking! This was the #1 of the takeaways by FLA conference attendees in an informal, unscientific poll. Networking is a chance to catch up with colleagues, make new ones and hear about the latest from around the Sunshine State. Pre-Conference Rocked! – “We received very practical, helpful information that could be utilized immediately.” Performers Showcase…
Here’s what I figured out most librarians go to Annual for: Reuniting with colleagues who live far away
In the wake of this week’s shocking tragedy in Orlando, we are all reminded yet again of the grave importance and urgency of creating and nurturing a culture of inclusiveness and respect in the world.
Do you see a trend in youth services that needs to be addressed? Have an idea for a great program proposal? The ALSC Program Coordinating Committee has opened a call for two Hot Topic Programs to be presented at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 23-26, 2016. Participants attending ALSC programs are seeking valuable educational experiences and are critical of presenters or sessions that are self-promotional. Presentations should advance the educational process and provide a valuable learning experience. The Program Coordinating Committee will not select a program session that suggests commercial sales or self-promotion. Further information and the online application are available on the link above. All proposals must be submitted by Sunday, December 13, 2015. Image courtesy of ALA