- I got free books! I think I ended up with about 16 hard-cover books. That's easily a couple hundred dollars worth of books. (And, yes, I put this first!)
- Getting to bump into people like Barbara Jeffus and Martha Rowland who have had (and continue to have) these amazing library careers (and who are also neat people).
- Getting to hang out with my local library folks (whom it is often difficult to see).
- Having Margaret Baker show me publishers (and if you have never had that happen, you have missed out!).
- Seeing many of the students from Fresno Pacific's LIB 720 course (and, yes, this was an assignment for all of us).
- The great presentations from such experienced folks!
- Putting faces to names from CALIBK12
- Getting a sense of the "politics" of the organization.
- Getting to meet some of the authors.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The California School Library Association was an amazing event for me because: