The South Carolina Library Association 2013 annual conference is right around the corner. This year it will be a joint conference with the Southeastern Library Association and held in beautiful downtown Greenville on November 13-15. The theme is “Local Roots, Regional Reach.”
The 2013 SCLA/SELA Joint Conference promises to be a great opportunity for librarians throughout the Southeast to attend informative sessions, network with professional colleagues, enjoy the company of old and new friends, share and learn from libraryland, savor the great city of Greenville, and much more. The joint conference should encourage a healthy attendance with librarians from all library types. I’m really looking forward to it.
And, fellow conference attendees, let’s make use of social media! Yes, avail yourself of the face-to-face opportunities (attend the sessions/keynotes/meetings, visit the exhibits, and mingle at receptions and other social events), but let’s also take advantage of social media to expand the sphere of engagement. Twitter users, let’s wear out the hashtag #scla2013 to share and interact from the conference. I know @sclanews will be there along with myself (@jkennerly) and a number of others. Connect with other Twitter users who are attending/following the conference (and likely make some new connections along the way). Share your insights. Share your conference pics. Share, share, share!
In closing let me share some interesting graphics. Below you will find a couple wordclouds showing Twitter activity at the 2012 SCLA Annual Conference as well as an infographic showing demographic data of attendees. (A special shout out to Donald Wood for providing the attendance data.) Enjoy!
Will you be attending this year’s conference? What type of library will you be representing? Hope to see you there!
Most-tweeted words at SCLA 2012:
Twitter users at SCLA 2012:
SCLA 2012 attendance infographic:
John Kennerly...library director, technology dabbler, and information handler. More bio
- Obligatory snowman. About the best we could do with the small amount of snow we got in Greenwood. #FauxBlizzard2017 https://t.co/w8aQcKF0BO ~ 3 months ago
- My grandmother turned 101 this month & still has a sharp mental capacity. Let me be that sharp mentally at 101 or let me go early. ~ 4 months ago
- Spotted on the streets of Atlanta. #FacesFacesEverywhere https://t.co/3h72Zuqlsb ~ 4 months ago