I’m heading out to Sunday River this weekend again. Time for another Maine Library Association annual conference. This will be the largest one I’ve ever attended. I’m not sure how big they were back in the 80s and 90s (I’d always heard stories MLA was really booming back then), but we’re at 205 total attendees right now, and that’s well above where we’ve been lately. For reference, in 2014 (the first conference I had anything to do with planning), we just had 143, and that was held in conjunction with the Maine School Library Association.
So it’s great to see the conference doing so well.
I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be seeing people from across the state that I know. Going to panels about librarianship. Cory Doctorow is one of the keynote speakers, and I always enjoy hearing him talk.
Of course, this also means I’ll be away from the office for a few days, so I’m hoping my email stays fairly tame in my absence. (I swear. If I could somehow wave a magic wand and have the world stop emailing me for a few days, it would be lovely. But that never seems to happen.)
A side note: why is it life always seems to be either too fast or too slow? I don’t remember many times when I think to myself, “This is just right. I just want things to keep going like this for the next ever.” Instead, I’m constantly either desperately thrashing around, trying to keep my head above water, or I’m bemoaning how each day seems the same as the last, wanting something to mix things up a bit. Is that just me?
Just call me Goldilocks.
In any case, I’ll be out of commission for the next while. Not sure I’ll have time to blog on Monday or Tuesday. Try to get by in my absence, and I’ll see you on the flip side!