Sunday, October 14, 2012

ILA Conference a success!

I know that it is difficult for teacher librarians to get away to go to professional conferences, and that we often have to make choices. The ILA last week was well worth the time away. The speakers were motivating, the opportunity to meet with librarians at all levels was great, and the learning was amazing.
Christopher Harris
Chris Harris

 IASL sponsored Christopher Harris' presence in Iowa.

 Harris, a mover and shaker among school libraries nationally, brought a strong message of the need for public, school, reference, academic, and special collections librarians to "work together" to bring about change in the digital content world.

This brought about some excellent chatter on Twitter as well. Check out the back channel at #ialib12.

For more on Harris' presentations, check out the Iowa Library Association link at

For more about other sessions at ILA, check out the Conference links on the ILA

I encourage other ILA attendees to add their comments or blog about their experiences.

On a final note, as the conference title suggests, "We Are All In This Together!"

         -- Becky Johnson, 2012 IASL President