My ALA responsibilities include service on Council, the 186-member governing body of the 60,000-member association. In addition I'm on the Council Orientation Committee whose program for new Councilors was appreciatively-received. I am the co-chair of the Association of American University Press Books for High School and Public Libraries Committee. I'm also on the program committee for United for Libraries (advocates, Friends, trustees, foundations). I'm convenor of the ALA BiblioQuilters and stopped in at the Exhibitors Round Table meeting, too.
"Libraries transform communities" is the ALA theme this year. Peter Block was the speaker at the President's Program. His ideas about building communities by enriching human capital are very much what many of us are trying to achieve in the Zion-Benton community, so I was very glad I heard Peter speak.
|Accordions on the ceiling|
|Interior of a bowl-shaped piece|
After lunch we saw the glass. Wow. Such beauty -- indoors and out. (And of course the shapes and colors reminded me of fabric designs. Imagine Chihuly and Kafe Fassett collaborating.)