Well my first ALA conference is coming to an end. I enjoyed this experience tremendously, but I am so glad to be going home tomorrow. I got a chance to meet great authors, learned valuable information about being a librarian, and got free books. Those are just a few of the benefits of this conference.
I plan to attend more of these in the future. I think I will get a lot more out of it once I become a librarian. As a student, I felt a little like an outsider in some of the sessions. Many of the other people were bonding over experiences that I haven’t had yet. I am excited about becoming a librarian. For now, I think I still want to be a YA librarian, but who knows?
Next time I visit California, I want it to be a leisure trip. I want to go to Disneyland, visit Hollywood, and just enjoy this beautiful state without being on such a strict schedule. See ya next time, California.
Tomorrow I head to Anaheim, CA for the 2012 American Library Association’s 2012 Annual Conference. I am very excited, but nervous too. I’ve never been to California, and I haven’t been on a plane since 2006. I am looking forward to meeting interesting people in my field, and doing some networking that may lead to a job opportunity. I’m excited about getting out of North Carolina for a few days. I love my state, but a change of scenery will be nice.
I don’t write in this blog very often, so I’ll probably post some updates about my trip. I won’t post too many details about the serious stuff. That will go in the paper that I have to write. It will be interesting to see what some of these librarians are like outside of campus. There are some pretty cool people…I think. Lol. Anyway, I don’t really have much to say. I’m just trying to kill some time and ease my nerves.
One thing I’m not looking forward to is being at the airport at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning. Fortunately, my sister agreed to drive me to the airport, so at least I don’t have to make that morning drive by myself. I’m sure my nerves will settle once I’m actually at the airport, checked in and with my group.