Many careers and professions host learning opportunities throughout the year. The WLA conference gives librarians (from all over the state and from different fields) an opportunity to gather together. We learn, we laugh, we eat, we shop - it's just wonderful.
I have been asked, "so what do librarians learn at a conference?" We learn of a lot of things. It's more than books and references questions. The excellent keynote today - Lee Rainie - focused on The Magic of Social Networking. It's amazing how fast technology has grown! If you are connected to Twitter you can follow what people are saying about the conference - search #wla09 on the Twitter homepage.
Is there more besides Social Networking? Oh, yes! Sessions are focused on teen services, children's service, reference, circulation, exploring the great state of Wisconsin. There are opportunities to meet authors, illustrators, venders and library friends. You can find out more about the WLA 2009 Conference on their website.
Thank you to everyone who worked hard to put this conference together. It is greatly appreciated!