I know it has been ages since my last update – I really have to get on to documenting the rest of Europe. This is even more of a priority since last week we booked to return to Rome in February next year. Oops! We couldn’t help ourselves. We love Rome so much – we are already counting down until we get there!
But in other news of a more library nature, a few months ago, I was awarded an LLAGNY Travel Grant to attend the AALL Annual Conference in Boston. Yes, I know… OHMYGOSH! I screamed when I got the email.. I am SO excited!
This is my first big American conference. I have been to LegalTech twice but to me, that was almost more of a sales conference and it didn’t have a library focus. The AALL is HUGE and time has flown by so quickly, I cannot believe that we leave for Boston on Saturday!
You can see my conference schedule here. Hopefully the WiFi will be exceptional and I will have no trouble securing a powerpoint so I can live blog away.
No doubt I will be also thinking about all the amazing NLS conferences back in Australia and all the happy memories there. I hope that I manage to make some wonderful contacts… I was so lucky that my involvement in ALIA was the basis of so many friendships I still hold today.
AALL being in Boston is a big time bonus. I love Boston SO much. When I moved over here, I always envisaged that I would stay in New York for a year and then head to Boston. Well little did I know that Bill would make me an offer I could not refuse! 😉 Instead of organizing my things for the conference, I’ve been reminiscing about Boston memories. The first time I visited Faneuil Hall, eating clam chowder at Legal Seafoods, my first Nantucket Nectar, riding the T, the Freedom Trail, my first visit to Fenway, when I spent St Patrick’s Day 2006 at a Dropkick Murphys concert with Amy… I love it all!! I am really looking forward to being at such a great event in a great city! Now.. some flashbacks!
Here I am on my first visit to Boston in 1999 where I fell in love with all things Beantown!
Then again in 2002..
Then again in 2005..
Then again in 2006.. where I spent time behind the scenes at the JFK Library and Museum and also the Harvard Law Library. It was an AMAZING visit!
Then again in 2009..
Then again in 2011.. this time in North Cambridge!