This week has been amazing with seven days in New Orleans on the mighty Mississippi River for the annual Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference.

For the last five years I have been attending the SLA conference and have visited some fascinating parts of the USA.  However, this year was special.  Since starting to work with ARRC I have found a new interest in the rivers of the world, and have now visited the 3rd largest.  Just the Amazon and the Nile to go if I want to visit the top three!

SLA is a very large international information and knowledge management professional association with members from across the globe.  Last year, during the SLA centennial, I was Chair of the Knowledge Management Division.  The KM Division is the fastest growing Division, and is now one of the largest, even though we have only been in existence for 4 years.  I also ran my Continuing Education course on evaluation using narrative techniques, which for the second year in a row was a great success.  I will probably be running this again in 2011 in Philadelphia.  If you are interested in qualitative evaluation the ARRC could run this course for you here in Australia – please let us know.


PS I also managed to fit in a few days in New York – and despite my preconceived ideas about big cities, have found this to be a very pleasant place and will definitely be visiting again.