Both at the International Reception and at the Thomson Scientific party at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts (a wonderful venue — if you’re ever in Nashville, it definitely rates a visit) librarians were griping about the opening session. The consensus was that Carl Ledbetter shared too many family stories with us. His take on technology proved he’s very knowledgeable, but nothing he said was earthshattering.
More griping about the close of the session ensued. One librarian commented that it seemed like a church collection when SLA passed out envelopes in which to put your financial donation for SLA’s Professional Development activities. Don’t complain to the Professional Development Committee, composed of SLA members, they apparently didn’t know anything about SLA headquarter’s decision to pass the collection plate around the congregation, er, opening conference keynote address.