PLA 2012 – Recap

This past week I attended the Public Library Association 2012 Conference in Philadelphia. It was a very productive conference.  To the left, a picture of me holding a copy of Pathways to Progress: Issues and Advances in Latino Librarianship for which I contributed a piece. Below, my summary: selected posts from Facebook and Twitter in chronological order.

Wednesday, March 14

In Philadelphia attending the Public Library Association’s conference. Glad to see so many fab colleagues. Looking forward to sessions, networking and eating at the Reading Terminal Market. The weather is beautiful. Sunglasses on now!

Glad 2 see so many fab colleagues. Looking fw 2 sessions, networking & the Reading Terminal Market. Beautiful weather. Sunglasses on! #pla12

#pla12 Public Library Association Conference. Philly, PA.

Looking fw to reading The Lady & The Peacock #booklust #pla12

To read: Escape from Camp 14, Garbology, My Two Moms. Non-fiction. #booklust #pla12

To read: Hellen Keller, The Neruda Case. Fiction. #booklust #pla12

Photographer stopped me and asked if he could shoot ‘silhouette pictures’ for Penn Academy of Fine Arts. Fun! #pla12

 Thursday, March 15

PLA 1st day: Robert Kennedy opening speaker, Booklust lunch w Nancy Pearl, exhibits opening reception w free food & fab vendors, PEW prog re The Library in the City report, listened to the band Lost in the Stacks. A great start! #pla12

 All speakers have checked w their library lawyers to make sure content, rights & everything is ok with pinterest content policies#pla12

 When Facebook changes pages to new timeline, strategize to decide what story U want to tell about U library. #pla12

 Speaking to the people from Praeger. Advisory Board update:)#pla12

 Friday, March 16

PLA 2nd day: many great programs including Why libraries matter (ALA Presidential Initiative, Family literacy, various about social media & digital library. Connected with vendors. Freedom to Read Foundation Reception. Fab!

 Speaking at Successful Partnerships to Serve Immigrant Communities Today, 117 #pla12

Recharging batteries before my next presentation. TGIF!! (before Tips to Help English and Hispanic Elders Online)

 At PLA reception. Next, return to NYC. #pla12

Yes, my luggage, the pecan pie & I made it to NYC. #home #sleep

 Saturday, March 17

PLA 3rd day: spoke at two programs, Successful Partnerships to Serve Immigrant communities Today – and – Trends and Tips to Help English and Hispanic elders online. Fab audience. Great seeing so many of you there! Attended PLA All Conference Reception. Very nice event! Returned to NYC. PLA 2012 was wonderful!

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