The Importance of Good Directions…
The November 2015 VAASL conference was amazing, and my first large scale professional conference. What did I take away from said conference? Well, always double check the room numbers. Turns out that there is a BIG difference between auditorium and amphitheater. Oops! Luckily, we realized when no one showed up, that we were in the wrong place and made it to our session with a few extra minutes to spare. As someone who has been to several smaller conferences, the VAASL conference has a lot to offer. Sessions were lead by librarians and educators who genuinely have a passion for their profession. All were eager to share their expertise and to lend a helping hand in any way they could. I got so many great ideas from how to improve Sustained Silent Reading at our school, to sponsoring a Virginia Readers Choice group to listening to Longwood’s very own Dr. Church present on the 10 emerging trends in librarianship. This conference was a great use of my time, and a fantastic way to network with other professionals!
I cannot wait to attend next year!
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