I’m looking forward to stepping up my passion at the OLA 2010 Super Conference this week.  Here’s my quasi-final schedule. (Because nothing is final when it comes to conference session selection, until 5 minutes before start time!)

I’m officially registered for the 2010 Ontario Library Association Super Conference.

The theme of the conference is: Imagine. Inspire. Make a Difference.

‘Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ ~ Howard Thurman

What inspires me? … mobile libraries, digital strategies, collaboration tools, web design, and embracing web 2.0.

If you plan on attending, be sure to take advantage of the online conference planning tool. Here’s my preliminary conference schedule.

Want to follow the conference on Twitter? Tweet: watch for or use tag #sc10

Register soon … fees go up December 23rd. Step up your passion!

I’m looking forward to the OLA Super Conference.  This year’s theme is, “you live, you learn”. This will be my fifth conference, and I’m sure it won’t disappoint. I always walk away inspired (and sometimes envious!) by all the amazing things happening in other libraries.

Whether this is your first or hundredth conference, be sure to check out Stephen Abram’s timeless Conference Tips list. You can also connect with other attendees and bloggers via the conference blog.

Where will I be during the conference?  Check out my preliminary schedule.

See you there!

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January 17, 2008


My OLA Super Conference badge arrived in the mail today. I’ve almost finalized my session choices.

Thinking of conference blogging? Tips for Conference Bloggers by Bruno Guissani and Ethan Zuckerman provides some useful tips on how to approach conference blogging including tools, preparation, linking, and software.

Looking to maximize your conference experience? Check out Stephen Abram’s Conference Tips. Stephen provides some useful tips on basic preparation, how to plan your sessions, dealing with exhibitors, and networking.

The Special Libraries Association also provides useful “tips from an experienced conference go-er” including:

  • Develop a game plan.
  • Use the online personal planner.
  • Try a daily planner.
  • Don’t sit in a program that’s not right for you.
  • Visit the exhibit hall at multiple times.
  • Attend the divisions/chapter open houses.
  • Bring a lot of business cards.

The most important tip? Remember that it’s impossible to “do it all”, so have fun!

OLA Super Conference 2008

January 12, 2008

OLA Super Conference 2008

I’m attending the OLA Super Conference 2008 from January 30th-February 2nd.

The theme of this year’s conference is Transformation and focuses on 3 R’s: reinvention, regeneration, and rejuvination. I love attending the OLA conference as it gives me a chance to explore new technologies, and how they are being implemented in other libraries.

I’ve just started selecting my session in My Super Conference. There is so much to choose from, and I have overlap in some time slots. I’ll probably narrow down my choices as I run between sessions in the Convention Centre.