5 weeks ago
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Public Library Association is having it's 12th National Conference this year in Minneapolis, MN - and I'm going!!!
I have to say, I am pretty damn excited!!!
I didn't submit a request to my library to pay for me to attend the conference, because I knew they would turn me down, which is fine. So, I have to pay the registration fee, travel to Minneapolis, and my lodging for the week. Which doesn't end up being so bad.
Since I am a student, I get a crazy discount on my registration. Plus, I have a free plane ticket to anywhere because I was pumped on a recent flight. Not to mention that I have several friends and family in the MSP area, so I can stay with anyone! I'm also asking to be considered for on duty status, so I can go and have it considered work time so I don't have to take vacation. WHOOT WHOOT!!!
The highlight of the conference for me? I get to see Nancy Pearl!!! She's the author of several books, including Book Lust, and she even has her own action figure!! She's like the librarian equivalent of a rock star! In fact, I've blogged about her (and wanting her action figure!) before.
How exciting!! And what a great opportunity for a (soon to be) Real Librarian!!