Sunday was the last day of NLS8 and after the nerves I experienced on Saturday, I was looking forward to finally sitting back and enjoying the conference. I went to the day’s keynotes Eulogy for the Information Age: The Future Is Impact not Access by R. David Lankes and You are fine just the way you are by Jane Caro. Sessions on Reading between the Wines, Confessions of a reformed dictator and the workshop Librarians and Dragons by Maddy and Micheal.
Most of Saturday I was hidden away in NLS8 HQ practising for my workshop at 2:30 pm. But I did get to see Katrina Williams‘s How to Deal with Change…. like a boss, the day’s keynotes, Successful, Glamorous, Blah blah blah by Clare McKenzie, Kate Byrne & Alyson Dalby, Say “YES” applying a growth mindset to your library career by Mylee Joseph and attended the social event at the National Sound and Film Archive.
I attended all of the New Librarians Symposium (NLS8), including the workshops on Friday before the conference proper. But before I start reflecting I just wanted to say thank you Amy Walduck. If you didn’t suggest a topic for me to present on, I wouldn’t have even heard of NLS8.
I went to Dr Tim Sherratt’s workshop: Random acts of meaning: Digital skills for a post-truth world (I must be a permanent fixture in your workshops by now Tim) and Carmi Cronje and Fiona Jones workshop: Introduction to the Library Carpentry toolbox.