We virtually brought our colleague to a library conference: Expanding education and networking opportunities

Gail Morton, Lee Twombly Olson, Stephanie Miranda, Kristen Bailey, Adam Griggs

Abstract

The benefits of attending a library conference lead to advantageous opportunities for career advancement, learning through shared knowledge, relationship-building through networking, and scholarship through presenting papers or posters. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for every librarian to make it to every conference to reap these benefits, whether it is due to lack of funding or conflicting schedules. ALA’s list of reasons to attend its most recent Annual Conference includes becoming a better advocate, relationship-building and networking, and being exposed to new ideas that bring a fresh energy to libraries.

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