Summer makes me think of relaxed schedules, swimming, playing outside and . . . camp. Last week, I attended my very first Library Camp. It was awesome! I got to connect with librarians and learn about the latest trends before the start of a new school year. Library Camp began with a fantastic presentation by Ali Schilpp, the 2018 School Library Journal and Scholastic’s School Librarian of the Year. We each received a LEGO Travel Buddy and Ali encouraged us to post our LEGO buddies’ exciting adventures at #LEGOTravelBuddy. Those travel buddies have already covered a lot of territory! She also challenged us to provide our own definition of a “librariCAN” at #librariCAN. Her definition included “Companion, Advocate and Nerd.”
Stephanie Charlefour led a great discussion about the pros and cons of the multitude of databases out there. We discussed how helpful it would be if there was a statewide database consortium. Caitlin Bennett shared her experience with genrefication, which is clearly a Herculean task, but with great results. Then, we had a fun time with Chris Rose learning about all the new books coming out soon.
My summer is now complete since I got to go to camp . . . Library Camp! I can’t wait to go again next summer!