I am fairly new to the Association of Christian Librarians and librarianship. This year, the 43rd conference, was my fourth ACL conference. I have been a reference librarian for about the same number of years. I felt a bit lost at my first conference. I would imagine most people do. I was just beginning to pursue my MLS and, most of my experience had been in public libraries. So, classes that focused on academic issues didn't mean too much to me. However, other conference goers helped me choose a few subjects that could be adapted to public library service and it was clear sailing from then on. Now I choose subjects that I know will either expose me to something that will soon become a part of the public library scene, or a training session in some technical area that I can adapt to my needs.
"Thoughts From A Public Librarian,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 43
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol43/iss1/12