This past November I had the opportunity of attending my first AZLA conference (actually, my first ever professional conference). Though I could only attend one day, I had a chance to sit in on a few informative workshops, one of which dealt with presenting an effective webinar. This workshop was especially timely, as the school I work at now offers online programs and our library is looking for ways to bring services to those students. But aside from the workshops I found a huge benefit in attending the workshop was just networking with other library professionals. And what a friendly group of people we are! During lunch, everyone at my table was excited to talk about what’s going on at their library, and some people left with ideas to try back “home”. I definitely plan to attend next year as well.
Sara is the Assistant Librarian at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, AZ. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the UofA in 2005. On a side note, she recently became involved with “In2Books,” an online program that pairs volunteers with students to read and discuss books together.