Well my first A…

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.

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ALA Conference

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.