Anaheim Convention Center
Saturday I spent my work day at what is basically a sort of Nerd Convention. It was actually the American Libraries Association Annual Convention, but you know... Imagine Librarians, library students, and random library employees from all over the country gathered together to teach and learn and celebrate! Since this year's was so close by, my employers were willing to spring for those of us who wanted to attend for a one day pass, all expenses paid. I couldn't pass it up. It really did turn out to be a fun day. I was able to attend three seminars and spend some time collecting freebies from the many, many, many vendors booths. I met school librarians, academic librarians, special collections librarians, public librarians from all over the country. I also ran into local people and it is always surprising how many of them I know, or who know someone I work with...I guess the library world is small that way. I had lunch with a girl I used to work with, who just returned from her wedding and honeymoon in Italy.
Some people come for the week and make it a whole vacation. Anaheim is a nice location because Disneyland is right there. I, of course, just drove down for the day and went right back home, just like a normal workday. I definitely beat actually being at work though!
I wish I would have taken some pictures while I was there, but of course I didn't. Anyway, it is probably hard to imagine, but it really was fun...and I am proud to be a nerd like that :-)