As a small flurry of snow leaves a light dusting outside and we gear up for a quiet night at home waiting for 2007 to come sneaking in, I’m reflecting on the past year and what it’s meant for me, librarian-wise.
This year, I went to my first Legislative Day, when Kansas librarians meet with Kansas politicians and try to get things done to the advantage of libraries and library users. This year, I didn’t just attend NEKLS Tech Day, I co-presented, my first time presenting at a conference. I participated in a panel discussion at another local conference, NEST. And I attended my first out-of-state professional conference, Internet Librarian. (And I had a ferociously terrific time at all three of those conferences.)
This year, I made more librarian friends locally and on the intertubes, and got to meet a number of brilliant folks at Internet Librarian. I discussed wikis and Wikipedia with some cool Kansas cats. And I saw one of my best friends get a library job and begin his work in Library School.
All in all, 2006 was a kneeslappingly good year, and I have every hope that 2007 will be at least as good. So, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to procure some Chinese food, don my pajamas and robe, ease into my slippers, and slack the night away with my family until the new year comes. I’ll see you all on the other side! Happy New Year!