This week, a few of us are off to Toronto to attend the annual Ontario Library Association Super Conference. It runs from Wednesday through Saturday, and includes lots of amazing speakers, author talks and book signings, fascinating and inspiring sessions with librarians talking about ALL sorts of library things, as well as an exciting two-day expo!
This year, we can take part in sessions like “Coding without Purpose: How to Ignore Fear and Just Get Started”, “Doing Data: A Fun an Innovative Way to Count What Matters”, and “Digitization in Ontario Public Libraries: A Fresh Look”. A typical session might be 45 minutes, and we try to attend as many as we can each day of the conference. They’re always interesting, innovative, and inspiring. We often come back from these conferences feeling like we have new tools to work with, a few new strategies to aid in areas that need revamping, and lots of great ideas that we could implement.
You can’t imagine what it’s like to be at a conference with thousands of librarians. Yes…thousands. But this year, we’ll be doing a bit of social media from the conference to give you a peek into what we’re experiencing. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and watch our stories for daily posts. It’s going to be SUPER fun!