Day(s) after Conference
Since my institution nor my personal budget doesn't extend this year to covering a second national library conference, the ACL conference was the full conference I attended this year. However, I'm open to looking at other more local learning experiences as I agree with others that librarians need to explore other conferences and learning opportunities--maybe as salt and light for our profession?
I was surprised to find a travel tip for the Chautauqua Society in my local newspaper and as a result I am seriously considering a one-two day trip there. There is also a religious component to the Institution and looks intriguing. I grew up in a town with a Chautauqua park and at the time just took it for granted, although the annual symposiums were no longer held there. I'll certainly keep you posted if I attend.
Otherwise, I'm going through post-conference withdrawal. The excitement is over; the presentations done; the keynotes and business concluded; friendships have been renewed or made. I am back to the relative isolation of a small academic library in summer mode--until next year, everyone!