I have been following Jane’s saga about teaching a preconference workshop at a TLA conference over at A Wandering Eyre with fascinated interest. I don’t go to many conferences (I do hope to once I’m done with graduate school), and know next to nothing about compensation for speaking, presenting, etc. It all seems rather confusing, bizarre and off putting. I have to applaud Dorothea Salo for her contribution to the discussion – The Library-Association Conference Paradox – in which she is quite up front about what she is getting for her participation. Really, these are the things nobody ever tells you – that you have to learn on your own (and probably in a rather painful way). They certainly do not teach you these things in library school.
File It Under Things They Don’t Teach You In Library School