I have just returned from the SLA 2014 Annual Conference held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC from June 8-10, 2014. Perhaps it’s the post-conference adrenaline rush, but I am feeling more educated and inspired already.
Over the span of 3 days, I connected with many interesting individuals I didn't know before, attended a number of networking events, presentations, and vendor/aggregator demos, and collected a LOT of library-related “swag". For my first time to a big conference like this one hosted by SLA, I left feeling pretty accomplished.
If I learned anything at all, it came down to these 4 things:
The importance and how-to of networking
The need to have a broad scope and flexibility as an information professional
How to create and maintain a professional presence in the Information Age
How to conduct efficient and effective meetings
(Honourable Mention: How to use Twitter through practical, hands-on experience - if you follow me on Twitter @megscellany, you'll notice that majority of my Tweets were about #SLA2014.)
You can read the rest of Megan's SLA 2014 Adventures at her blog Megscellany!