new eyes on old organizations

I always try to read at least a few library student blogs, because I think having a new set of eyes on some of the things we’ve been doing for years is often useful. Graham Lavender just went to an IFLA conference and I found that his experiences mirror my own feelings about my first national ALA conference. Librarians: friendly, love to dance. Really.

I had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries, where the head librarians from over 50 countries sat around a table and each had a tiny little flag at their seat, which is exactly what I imagine the UN must be like. Afterwards, some of them stayed behind to have a glass of wine with the students (there were seven of us, one from each library school in Canada), and it was all very casual and friendly.

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  2. Graham Says:

    Thanks for the love! IFLA was a great experience, and now I’m starting to investigate the possibilities of other conferences in the near future. I was very fortunate to have been sponsored by Library and Archives Canada – now I need to find someone who will send me to Milan next summer.

  3. Thanks, Jessamyn! « The Inspired Library School Student Says:

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