As part of the process of going to school and trying to expand my horizons, I really to need to be getting out of the office more – going to conferences, etc. This is something that I have shied away from in the past if possible – as many quiet people would. I doubt that I will ever be an overly social person who longs for more social situations. However, I think I’ve hurt my career and personal development by deliberately avoiding conferences and the like. With this in mind I have registered for two of Nelinet’s upcoming conferences – Nelinet’s IT Conference 2006: Social Networking: Plugging New England Libraries into Web 2.0 and Nelinet’s Annual Bibliographic Services Conference: OPAC 2.0: Reinventing the Library Catalog. I’m actually looking forward to both – but am probably a bit more excited about the OPAC 2.0 conference. OPAC reform is really becoming the issue that seems to be most important to me.
Getting Out of the Office