High Hopes for the Weekend

Posted Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 08:44
Emily Drabinski shows off her open access journal at the Library Juice Academy booth in the Exhibits Hall

My Midwinter conference really began with lunch at Reading Terminal. It’s exciting that the Convention Center is located so close to a plethora of amazing food options. I hope that many impromptu lunch meetings with my colleagues will end up there. 

I came back to the Convention Center in time for the exhibits opening. Maybe I’m just more acquainted with the vendors, but I thought that the exhibit hall was much more manageable than some previous conferences. Some of the smaller vendors were strategically placed near a few high-traffic areas like the Book Buzz theater and the What’s Cooking Stage. 

The meet-up for the previous and current Emerging Leaders class was after the exhibits opening reception. Even though I’ve never been an Emerging Leader, I always enjoy hearing about the new projects these young professionals are embarking on. I hope that the high spirits of the day continue on throughout the conference; if they do, I will leave inspired and recharged.

LAUREN BRADLEY is systems librarian at the Center for Jewish History in New York.


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