I left Charlotte Sunday at 9am and arrived in Seattle at noon. Had the day to explore. I walked down to the famous Pike Place Market which I learned is one of the oldest open air markets in the US. Yes they do throw fish, but you have to buy one. The funny thing was that there was another fish market there, and people kept asking when they were going to throw the fish. The guy working there must have said every five minutes, “We don’t throw fish that’s the other fish market.” Tomorrow I am meeting the folks from WebJunction along with some other library staff from around the country at Seattle Public Library which is conveniently located around the corner from my hotel.
Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.