Since meeting other librarians and library staff is one of my favorite things about attending conferences, I’ve been thinking about starting a Meetup geared toward librarians and library staff in my local area for a while, especially after reading this article. I finally did it over lunch today, creating the Triangle Librarians Meetup! I’m the only member so far, but the group is still in its infancy. It will be open to the variety of library and archive employees, as well as library students. My hope it that it’ll become a fun way to socialize, network, and learn about the profession. With two library schools and a number of libraries in the area, I’m hopeful that this group will grow and flourish!