On Tuesday I went to Tech Camp. Set up like a "real" camp, we all met in the mess hall to listen to keynote speakers such as Dr. Bruce Ellis, Library Girl Jennifer LaGarde, and Tech Ninja Todd Nesloney. There were terrific breakout sessions as well. We had a "boxed" lunch and even s'mores! I can't wait to try out some of the apps that I learned about as well as all of the features of Google that I didn't even know existed.
Tuesday evening the exhibits opened. I swore I wasn't going to pick up any books, but somehow I ended up bringing about 20 home. More on that later...
|Author James Patterson on the big screen. I was sitting so far |
back at the Lila Cockrell Theater, my phone wouldn't take
a decent picture of him!
I learned about Library Makerspaces, moving the library to the Learning Commons model, and great research ideas from Debbie Abilock. I heard from some terrific Lone Star authors and had a great time at the Nerdy Book Club session. (It was the most fun I've had in a session in a long time. Want to learn to make an Origami Yoda?)
Unfortunately, I had to come home Thursday afternoon because I had classes to teach on Friday. When I checked in at the airport, my suitcase that weighed 37 pounds when I left, now weighed 52 pounds! I was even carrying about ten books in my hand luggage already! Ouch!
It was great seeing some of my great library friends - Walter, Janet, Jane, Trumanell, Renee, Debra, Kim, and more.
Even though my shoulders are sore from carrying so much stuff, my feet are swollen from walking so much, and I had a killer headache most of the time I was in San Antonio, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat!
Can't wait for TLA15 in Austin!