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The Future’s So Bright I’ve Got To Wear Shades

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It seems to me that people in libraries are obsessed with talking about the future of libraries. Being occupied by the future is kinda against my Buddhist beliefs, but that is another post altogether. Well I am here to tell you that we’ve got nothing to worry about!
I had the privilege of attending a conference put on by the students at the University of Arizona School of Information and Library Sciences and if the caliber and intellect of these students is an indication of the people moving into librarianship—I HAVE NO WORRIES!

This conference was way better than any ALA program I have ever attended. The subject matter was rich and the participants were enthusiastic.
Here is the link to the entire wonderful day:
http://www.sir.arizona.edu/lso/symposium07/index.htm

There were so many wonderful programs that I wished that I could have been in two places at once…

Also there were many wonderful participants from the Knowledge River program at SIRLS (University of Arizona School of Information and Library Science)
If you do not know about the Knowledge River program please take a look here http://knowledgeriver.arizona.edu/
It is a program to encourage Hispanic and Native American students into the library profession.

I have been fortunate enough to supervise two Interns from the Knowledge River program and they were and are fabulous.

Like I said, the future is so bright I’ve got to wear shades!

I am busy figuring out my last minute details on the two presentation I am doing for AZLA http://www.azla.org/displayconvention.cfm

See ya in Mesa !