As a first-timer at the SLA Annual Conference, I was alternately overwhelmed, exhilarated, scared (right before my presentation!) and grateful - that not only were so many information professionals present and active in projects that excited me, but also that my division, KM, was welcoming and organized some excellent sessions.
For me, highlights were the spotlight session panel moderated by Ulla de Stricker and featuring Constance Ard as well as the informal roundtable KM discussions on various topics, from taxonomies to collaboration strategies. This great conference experience has definitely prompted me to look for more ways to get involved - not only to share my knowledge but also to learn from my colleagues.
My name is Adrienne Smith, and I'm a new MLIS, having graduated this April from McGill University. I currently work in information and knowledge management with the World Anti-Doping Agency, and I'm excited to get more involved with the SLA.
Thanks particularly to Chris Carmichael and Denise Chochrek for reaching out during the KM roundtable. Looking forward to working with everyone!