Wednesday, June 27, 2007

How Many Librarians???!!

Twenty thousand. Yep. 20,000 librarians in one spot for many days at the American Library Association Conference in Washington, D.C. June 21-27, 2007. And I was lucky enough to be able to attend! I went with the Library Director from my library, and the Associate Library Director. His wife also came along. So there were four of us there from Cedar City. I heard the Cedar City public library director was also there, but I never ran into him. I was there for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and part of Monday.
I've never been to Washington DC before, so I was really looking forward to it. I thought I might have a chance to see a few sites, and luckily I did. I also spent many hours in workshops and presentations. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I ate out with my associates, shared a room at a lovely hotel with my boss, Diana, and just had an over all great time! I also walked and rode a lot of miles around the downtown area and am almost confident about heading in the right direction--that's saying a LOT for a directionally disfunctional person like I am.

I'm just going to post a few pictures of me enjoying the sites. Till later!

This is me on the bike tour at the WWII Memorial. Very nice spot. I did manage to see a few sites and enjoyed them all. It is a great city.
Below is the Smithsonian "Castle." Pretty flowers. Some more of the Bike Tour. (Bike the Sites--nifty company!) Yeah, well. I don't know quite how to move the photos around to make them look better. The top one is a statue of Einstein. They say that if you rub his nose, some of his knowledge will rub off on you.
This last one is of my favorite sculpture (well, one of them) at the Renwick Gallery, one of the Smithsonian Museums I stumbled across on my walk one day. It's a solid piece of walnut, carved to look like it is coverd up in white cloth. Really.