I attended the VAASL conference on November 6th and 7th. This was my first state conference. From breakfast with other first-timers to dessert with David Baldacci, I enjoyed every minute of it. I found the presenters and attendees to be a happy, supportive, creative group of women (and a few men.) It makes me eager to be part of the “librarian club.” The conference was well organized and I was impressed with the quality of the sessions. I learned about taking literacy beyond the library walls, makerspaces, using nonfiction for story time, parent/child book clubs, using iPads in the library, library volunteer programs and more. There were so many sessions available, it was hard to choose! I feel I have acquired a wealth of knowledge and resources to support me in my future library.