Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 SSD Conference Musings

I certainly had a good time at the conference. Well, okay, after I blew out everyone's ears! Bob Welch's opening speach was very inspiring. I know I need that little reminder every now and again as to why I work for a public library. It really is to help people get the information they need or gain knowledge. I even put a hold on American Nightingale between sessions.

Lori Davidson and her team did a wonderful job planning and presenting the conference. Jackson Stalley, Karen Head, Karen Wilkinson, Kate Schwab, Margaret Harmon-Myers, Sean O'Neill, Sheila McAlexander, Stacey Fiegi, Sue Robinson, Susan Bacina - you guys rock! It is time consuming however the rewards are worthwhile when the day comes to an end. I've already heard some very wonderful comments.

Now onto 2010 at the Salem Conference Center. I hope that 5-10 people will feel inspired to be a part of this planning committee. Please take some time to think about it. Ask questions of past committee members. Add them to this post. I promise to get back to you!

Thanks for being a Support Staff Member - Cathy Zgraggen


  1. E. Robert NewbillJuly 21, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Great conference! Kudo's to the planning committee for all their hard work and dedication. My only disapointment; not winning a raffle prize. Maybe next year. And how about that lunch time presentation on this blog? Great job Sarah Cunningham!

  2. Adding my kudos to the work of the awesome Conference Committee for a great conference last week. The sessions I attended were uniformly well-done and engaging, the keynote was wonderful (I've never seen such a good impersonation of James Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life"), and the whole event had plenty of positive energy.

    Next year's conference will be July 23, at the Salem Conference Center. If you've thought of some sessions you'd like to see, or if you'd like to be involved in conference planning, be sure to contact anyone on the Executive Committee. We really like to hear from you!