Today I took some time to get through the exhibit halls. I talked to some vendors, picked up some free stuff, and attended the Sage Reference Online product demo. I attended the Ebsco luncheon with a few friends. We scored a VIP table in the very back corner of the room where we enjoyed salad, manicotti, and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
My afternoon was spent at a focus group sponsored by Sage regarding some product innovations. They definitely have some great resource ideas in development. It's always an honor to be a part of their process.
The evening was packed with various social events. I heard Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter speak at the ACRL Chairs Reception which took place in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Next up was some serious dancing at the event Bibliodiscotheque! Donations were collected in support of the ALA Presidential Initiative for Spectrum and Books Through Bars.The place was definitely packed. I ended the evening talking with new friends in my hotel lobby. Good times!