Wings and NYLA in Buffalo

The New York Library Association annual meeting begins tomorrow in Buffalo. The schedule is full of interesting meeting topics this year.

Tomorrow I’ll be attending Jill Hurst-Wahl’s full day workshop on social networking tools. She’s a great speaker, so I know that will be a terrific day.

Other programs I hope to get to include:

  • Edwared Corrado on Open Source initiatives
  • Stephen Abram on Baby Busters, Gen X, and Born Digital Babies
  • Digitizing Your Library’s Treasures
  • 21st Century OPACS
  • U of Rochester’s eXtensible Catalog project
  • 2.0 Management Tools
  • Library System 2.0: Case Study in Drupal

Not that the whole conference is gone 2.0 mad! Lots of programs on other topics too: Guys Read, Telling Tales, Building a Green Library, Helping Homeschoolers, the New Road Warriors. And my persona favorite title: Mold, it’s not just for Breakfast! :-)  All in all, around 90 programs over the 4 day conference.

Special events include a Diversity Fair on Friday where I’ll have a poster session on “2.0 tools to expand your outreach”.

There’s also going to be a sneak preview of The Kite Runner. Terrific!

And last but not least, I’m hoping to relive my college days with some great beer and wings at my old college haunt, Duff’s.