ALA Virtual. ALA will celebrate 150 years, with a legacy of justice. Calls to action:
- Universal broadband
- Diversification of the profession. Initiative: “Library Service Corps”
- Investment in libraries. Initiative: “Philanthropy Advisory Committee”
Keynote: Misty Copeland. Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre. Author of “Bun Heads.” Due to the pandemic, longest time away from the studio and training facilities. I can relate, also being away from the ice rink. Representative of ALA’s conference themes of diversification and inclusivity.
I’m looking forward to the reference and user services sessions, poster sessions, and government information panels. On the technical front overall, works for me and makes attending far more accessible. Attending different sessions is much easier, since you just have to bounce between videos.