I only attended one day this year, but I had a BLAST at COMO 2008! My day started with my presentation on how librarians can harness the power of Web 2.0 to develop a personal learning network. I felt honored to share with other librarians how we can use tools like Twitter, blogs, Ning, Flickr, del.icio.us, RSS feeds, Diigo, and iGoogle/Google Reader to design “anytime, anywhere” learning for ourselves. I strongly believe that we as librarians must be lifelong learners, and using your PLN 2.0 can help you stay on the cutting edge as you endeavor to create a meaningful and authentic library program for your patrons.
The best part of COMO was meeting other library professionals and sharing ideas! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting other librarians in person with whom I had corresponded with via Web 2.0 tools and/or email. It was also quite wonderful to see so many of my fellow students from my graduate school days at the University of Georgia! The whole day made me feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful network of colleagues and friends. I left the conference feeling invigorated, inspired, and refreshed!
For the first time, I microblogged a conference using CoverItLive (thank to my friend Phil who showed this to me last spring!); you can go to my “Fun at COMO 2008″ page to see my notes from the sessions I attended on Thursday.
I am already looking forward to COMO 2009 in Columbus!