Two more firsts for me this year. After several years of near-misses, I’m finally making it to the PLA Conference in Portland.
I also decided to join PLA this year. Having been on the LITA Board for 6 years (3 as an officer), I have heard many times about the expense of professional affiliations. I’ve always paid my own way for ALA and Divisional memberships, which I find to be a bargain compared to other professions. In previous years, I could not think of a good reason to join PLA.
But then my job changed at the same time I started receiving complimentary copies of Public Libraries. I was inspired to join the division that represents the segment of libraries that I love so much.
Unfortunately, I won’t be in Portland very long this week, but you can find me presenting on (you guessed it) Web-scale management services. I’m looking forward to lots of conversation about the opportunities for public libraries in moving management systems to the network level.
2:00 – 3:15 pm, Doubletree Hotel Portland, Oregon Room
Web-scale Management Services: What, When, How, Why?
Learn how adoption of OCLC’s Web-scale Management Services can help your library. Explore the potential to save money and create capacity to work on high-priority projects.
You can sign up for OCLC events and presentations here
And my first loved Division, LITA, will be there too
, taking LITA’s Top Technology Trends on the road to PLA. I hope to see my PLA friends in Portland and I look forward to making some new friends, too!