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!