We’re in the midst of uploading a couple video clips to YouTube (gotta keep that social media rolling), but in the meantime for those who wonder if anyone turned up to our Monday evening, after-the-crowds party at ALA, please take a look at our party album. Most of these photos were taken by Liz Steffey, with some from Steve Rosato of BookExpo (our cohosts), and even one taken by David Levinson. Actually, he took a lot more, but didn’t have the right camera setting, so we had to toss the rest. But you’ll see him looking serious (before) and in a ’60s retrospective (after). Look for those beads and peace signs.
Yes, sorry, you do need to sign up for Flickr to see the album. But if you want to be at all cool in 2007, Flickr needs to be old hat. ALA, too, has a lot of photos up with Flickr. What can I say but “Be there or be square”? (What is it about parties that brings out this silliness?)
In any case, it was a great party, and a wonderful chance to meet and reconnect with librarians from across the country. I spent my time wandering the floor, introducing myself, and hoping to connect “Berkshire” with the event underway. ALA is so busy and the attendees so focused on moving from event to event that it’s hard to know just where people are coming from and how they got to us. If you happened to be there, please do what you can to fill in our photo captions.
Finally, here’s the link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/81396059@N00/pool/