From ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.– notes from June 22, 2007
I had a very early start today. A morning highlight was the National Conversation on Privacy which included very interesting discussions about ways of collecting data from various groups (immigrants, business sector, elderly, teens, etc.) about how they perceive privacy issues in their daily lives. This is a first step to take decisions on future developments. All the information is at their wiki http://privacyframing.wetpaint.com/
It was a not-too-miss event! I met a pretty cool crowd of talented professionals. We talked about when we do all the things we do. How we balance our private and professional lives. When we go out to spend time with friends and family? How many vitams we take? It was a really good opportunity to network and to get ideas on how to continue generating ideas and projects.
The speaker of the afternoon, Jim Bell, talked about Mars. I must confess that I was never into Mars but he did a good job and got us all interested in the Red Planet. I even got Jim’s book autographed! That was the neat gift received by the 2007 Movers & Shakers.
Hellos to Aida, Veronda, Meredith, Leslie, and all the pretty people I met there—rocking!
Luckily for me I was able to attend the very last part of a Native Dance to honor Loriene Roy at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. It was a very inspirational ceremony. Tribal women and men shook the museum with their energy, pride and power. I was just glad that I was able to make it.
…and I still had time to attend ALA and REFORMA committee meetings.