OLA Super Conference 2006: Right Brain Thinkers Were Here
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Welcome to Super Conference. A long time ago I selected librarianship as a career after a friend described a job satisfaction survey in which librarians were ranked as the group most satisfied with their employment. That convinced me to file away my letter of acceptance to the School of Physical Therapy, sign up for a couple of computer courses and then write out my cheque for library school. I believe I was blessed because I joined the profession when computers made life easier and provided unlimited opportunities to be creative. For example, one year after graduation I became involved in the implementation of an online system and no longer had to file library cards. The next assignment was to select and acquire the first microcomputer for the reference department. Out with the old main frame and in with the PC. Today I love using electronic journals, encyclopedias, etc. And just when I think things will quiet down, new things come up. The ebook is getting better and better. Print on demand could really serve patrons well! These and many other library developments have made life so much simpler for many people. What is next? I have never worried about the future of libraries. As an avid reader of science fiction (in paper format only) I have concluded that libraries and librarians will have an important role in future worlds. Silverberg created a world where everyone has free access to all the knowledge stored in computers. Yet there is a cult of librarians (indexers) who are adept at finding information. These people are held in high esteem . Today I am reading a book by where cell phones fall from the sky. When turned on, the people from space offer anything in exchange for information. On that note, I invite you to enjoy a Super Conference where creativity and the future of libraries are a theme of many presentations. After all, it is what we do every day. We look to the future and creatively design new programs that will meet the needs of our patrons.

Cynthia Archer, President 2005.

P .S .: In case you are wondering, I can easily say that I am very, very satisfied with my career choice. I am also very grateful for the opportunity to serve as your President of OLA. It has been a most exceptional year. Thank you.
Date of Publication:
1 Feb 2006
Date Of Event:
1-4 February 2006
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Stephen Abram ; Marcus Bornfreund ; Joseph Janes
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Super conference programs
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English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.6439613518274 Longitude: -79.3864190582275
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OLA Super Conference 2006: Right Brain Thinkers Were Here


Welcome to Super Conference. A long time ago I selected librarianship as a career after a friend described a job satisfaction survey in which librarians were ranked as the group most satisfied with their employment. That convinced me to file away my letter of acceptance to the School of Physical Therapy, sign up for a couple of computer courses and then write out my cheque for library school. I believe I was blessed because I joined the profession when computers made life easier and provided unlimited opportunities to be creative. For example, one year after graduation I became involved in the implementation of an online system and no longer had to file library cards. The next assignment was to select and acquire the first microcomputer for the reference department. Out with the old main frame and in with the PC. Today I love using electronic journals, encyclopedias, etc. And just when I think things will quiet down, new things come up. The ebook is getting better and better. Print on demand could really serve patrons well! These and many other library developments have made life so much simpler for many people. What is next? I have never worried about the future of libraries. As an avid reader of science fiction (in paper format only) I have concluded that libraries and librarians will have an important role in future worlds. Silverberg created a world where everyone has free access to all the knowledge stored in computers. Yet there is a cult of librarians (indexers) who are adept at finding information. These people are held in high esteem . Today I am reading a book by where cell phones fall from the sky. When turned on, the people from space offer anything in exchange for information. On that note, I invite you to enjoy a Super Conference where creativity and the future of libraries are a theme of many presentations. After all, it is what we do every day. We look to the future and creatively design new programs that will meet the needs of our patrons.

Cynthia Archer, President 2005.

P .S .: In case you are wondering, I can easily say that I am very, very satisfied with my career choice. I am also very grateful for the opportunity to serve as your President of OLA. It has been a most exceptional year. Thank you.