Monday, March 16, 2009

ACRL Seattle

As you can see, ACRL ended on a sweet note. These delicious conference themed cookies were served at the All Conference Reception. The venue was Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. I saw lots of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia, a documentary, AND danced.

It wasn't all cookies, music, and dancing. As a member of the Scholarships Committee (despite the fact that all the printed material at the conference did not have me listed as a committee member), I attended the Scholarship Breakfast on Friday morning. The room was on the 35th floor of the Sheraton and had an amazing view. The keynote speaker, Richard Sweeney, led an interesting discussion about the millennial library generation. For me it was a thought-provoking way to begin the conference.

ACRL Scholarships Breakfast room view Richard Sweeney - ACRL Scholarships Breakfast Keynote SpeakerACRL Scholarships Breakfast ACRL Scholarships Breakfast

I also attended a colleague's Round Table Discussion on Saturday. "Social Technology Lessons Learned From The Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign" was facilitated by Alexia Hudson, Penn State Abington Library.

ACRL Round Table Discussion

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the ACRL Chair's Reception at the Columbia Tower Club. We were lucky enough to have a clear night, so the city view from the 76th floor was breathtaking. It was also an opportunity to check out what is probably the coolest ladies room in the Pacific Northwest, if not the time zone or the country.

View from the Columbia Tower Club Ladies Stall

Ladies Bathroom at the Columbia Tower Club Ladies Bathroom at the Columbia Tower Club