ALA Annual 2017 in Orlando

I had a good ALA Annual Conference in Orlando the last weekend in June. Yes, it was really

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Rudy, Lesley (me), and Beth at the Beta Phi Mu Meeting

hot (but not as hot as Las Vegas was two years ago), and event venues were pretty spread out (again, somewhat like the Annual in Las Vegas), but I still had a good time! I attended several meetings related to my new gig as NMRT Treasurer-elect, but I attended some other things as well, including the Beta Phi Mu meeting and the NMRT Annual Reception sponsored by Mango Languages (who did a nice job with the food and the venue).

 

On my first night in Orlando, several of us from the TRLN Management Academy cohort from 2014 enjoyed dinner at a local┬áCuban restaurant called Havana’s. It was fun to get this group from across the country together for a meal to catch up on jobs and life.

My takeaways from this conference include learning more about the NMRT Treasurer position during this training year, and reading more about “transformational leadership,” a phrase I heard in an ALCTS┬áprogram I attended at the conference on changes in Technical Services.