ALA Part VI: WebJunction and MaintainIT Project

WebJunction Member Advisory-Advisory Breakfast

Monday morning started with a WebJunction member advisory-advisory breakfast. Participants included library staff who have collaborated with WebJunction previously and represented a variety of library sizes and types. It was a small group and allowed for informal discussion and brainstorming about how a member advisory committee should function.

WebJunction Members Advisory, Advisory Breakfast

Keeping Your Computers Up and Running — We Can Help!

The afternoon session I attended was “Keeping Your Computers Up and Running — We Can Help!” Speakers were Diane Neal, North Carolina Central University, Jennifer Peterson, WebJunction, and Brenda Hough, MaintainIT Project. You’ll be hearing a lot more from me on this subject in the months to come as I begin hosting MaintainIT Project webinars in the Southeast.

Later in the afternoon I took a walk around the exhibit hall again, ran into lots of biblioblogosphere friends, then headed back to my hotel to pack. I had a 10pm flight out of LAX and had hoped to sleep during the 5-hour flight home. Instead I was seated between some loud, intoxicated people who insisted on talking the entire flight home.

6am arrival in Charlotte and interestingly enough on the shuttle from the airport to the parking lot all 3 passengers were returning from ALA. The orange totes can probably be spotted from up in the air! But it was a nice way to find colleagues.

About Lori Reed

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.

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