Monday, October 22, 2007

Thank you, Toronto! NE2007 was great!

Well, you could tell when it got too busy at Libraries without Borders meeting to blog! It was a great meeting, with wonderful programming, and lots of great social events. If you didn't make it this year, be sure you make it to the next one. These super-regional meetings (I went to the last NE regional and also to a midwest regional in Chicago back in 1989/90) are terrific. They are a nice size -- you can easily meet up with folks you know from your own region and take the opportunity to meet with new friends from nearby regions. It's not so big as the AALL, which can be overwhelming. And my experience is that the programming is just superb. There are enough programs to run 3 or so programs simultaneously, and they have good selections for nearly all types of libraries and librarianship, at nearly all the slots. I'll put up some notes from a few other excellent programs. The great thing is that the handouts and Powerpoints will be posted at the NE 2007 site. Visit soon!


Marie S. Newman said...

Thanks for blogging about Toronto, Betsy. I couldn't go because last week was our ABA site inspection, but I would have liked to attend and see the city. I bet October is a good time to visit Toronto. I once visited Montreal at in late November, however, and it was already bitter cold. No wonder they have built underground.

Betsy McKenzie said...

The weather while we were there was beautiful (if often cloudy). It was in the 60's - 70's, very much like what we've been having in Boston. I took a big coat, and never needed it at all! I hope your inspection went well! Franklin Pierce folks were at most of the NE2007, though they were heading back early to get ready for their inspection at the start of this week!