Al Gore’s Speech

This was the first time I saw Al Gore in person on stage and his speech wasn’t quite what I thought I would hear. He crossed up my expectations to […] Read More »

Al Gore — Rock Star!

(An unapologetic gushing review of tonight’s guest speaker.) Wow.  No wonder Leonardo DiCaprio hangs out with this guy. Al Gore gave an impassioned and engaging talk at this evening’s opening […] Read More »

Political will is a renewable resource

With applause cheers and someone in the audience waving a newspaper with the headline ‘RECOUNT’, Al Gore gave the keynote talk on Sunday eve. Preceeded by humor and seriousness, Lexis […] Read More »

Books for street children

A standing ovation by attendees, many with tears in their eyes, was given to Jane Kinney Meyers as she was awarded the Dow Jones Leadership Award. Jane created a library […] Read More »

Pre conference thrills

This years SLA began for me before I boarded the plane. In Pittsburgh for the week before flying to Denver I ran into Marge from my Pittsburgh SLA days. Later […] Read More »

Vendors don’t bite

Over and over again during the conference, you will be encouraged to visit the INFO EXPO hall. I have to admit that I myself have ignored this advice at previous […] Read More »

Reflections on the Preparation

I can’t believe I’ve actually made it in one piece.  Getting ready for a trip is always a crazy time.  Can my houseplants live for 5 days without me? …how […] Read More »

Inspiring thoughts

During the Leadership Development Institute I had an inspired thought — well, it had been percolating for a while. It seems to me that Librarians don’t do anything essentially different […] Read More »

A few random thoughts as the conference begins

As always, the SLA staff are doing a great job at the registration and hospitality desks.  Getting my bag o’goodies went very smoothly (the bags get nicer and more usable […] Read More »

Great beginning to SLA 2007

On Saturday I took part in the CE Course – Leadership & Knowledge Services – Developing the Management Framework for Enterprise-Wide Success.  The course was sponsored by the KM Division […] Read More »

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