Every day, you have an opportunity to frame what you do for your employer. Sharing how important ALA Annual Conference is to you is just as important as actually going. Here is my letter to my employer about my attendance. Please use it!
Every year, librarians across the country meet at American Library Association Annual Conference. I will be attending June 22-28 in Chicago. I am very excited about some of the learning opportunities that I will have while attending and I can see some of them having a direct impact on some of the initiatives we have been working on.
Here is a list of the trainings, I will be taking…
In addition, I will be visiting the exhibit floor looking a demos of new and innovative approaches for distance education. I look forward to sharing what I find. I am also excited to hear H.R. Clinton speak at our closing session!
Why I attend: My librarian colleagues bring a deep level of expertise to the work I do. This expertise may be around information science, or open access and open resources, or how a new discipline is forming. This expertise may be subject matter related. We share and contextualize information within the cultural and organizational context. I learn from my librarian colleagues in our conversations new things about learning and knowledge production are changing, and how we can be most effective in an environment. (Joshua Kim)
Thank you for supporting my attention with time to attend.