The ALA Conference 2011 wrapped up on Tuesday. This year it was in New Orleans! I swear sometime in the next 5 years I WILL attend one of these. They look so amazing! Famous authors, job recruiters, free books, professional development, and a feeling that libraries are alive and thriving. In a time when it is really hard to feel supported as a librarian, the ALA Conference is like a vitamin shot of motivation and positivity. Click HERE to see what this year's Conference was all about. When you start to feel down about the future of American Libraries...this will help to reassure you that we aren't going anywhere!