This Fall semester was busy one for ISSA. We met, and planned, and speed dated. Here’s a recap:
We started out the semester by meeting with then NYLA President, Geoff Kirkpatrick, who told us all about the civil service system in New York. You can find much of his advice on the Meeting Minutes page.
The very next week, we heard from Jeremy Johannesen, NYLA’s Executive Director. He was, as expected, pretty enthusiastic to share details on the NYLA Annual Conference in Lake Placid, and gave us the inside scoop on the good sessions to attend.
We helped out with the 2nd Annual Library2 Symposium. Some of us even helped plan it during the IST666: Special Topics: Library Programming summer course.
Shortly after that, a small group of ISSA members traveled to Lake Placid to attend the NYLA Annual Conference.
Our big event for the semester was the Librarian Speed Dating event – and it was a rousing success! We were privileged to have no fewer than 14 information professionals join us for several rounds of 3-minute long conversations interspersed with delicious snacks provided by NYLA. The event was so successful, we are hoping to host one again next year.
Not to be outdone, our Book and Bake Sale was also rather successful. We were gifted a button maker that we brought to the Husted Cafe with us, which netted much more goodwill – and cash – than we had ever expected it to.
And finally, we cooked delicious foods to share with our ISSA companions to celebrate the holidays and the end of the semester.
All in all, Fall semester was an extremely busy, but very successful semester for ISSA. We are hoping to have another go at such successes during the Spring 2016 semester. More on that to come…