Attending the IFLA 2017 conference is one of my most favorite experiences. IFLA is the International Federation Library Association and this years conference took place in Wroclaw, Poland.
I packed my bags, headed down to JFK and boarded a flight headed to Iceland. Unfortunately, I didnt get to do more then just walking about while there as my layover wasnt that long.
Here are some pictures:
(The end of the Earth. The start of the Sea)
(How can you deny what you see?)
Shortly after, I jumped on another plane and found myself dragging luggage out of the airport at 1:00 in the morning. I got an uber, checked into my hotel and found my alarm blaring before I got a decent nights rest.
There were two main things I was going to the conference for. The first, I was a volunteer for IFLA and my group were the IFLA headquarters assistants. I spent time shadowing the Secretary General, President and President Elect.
(all of the volunteers)
(IFLA headquarters crew)
(Me. President-elect now the current President Gloria.
Paulina and Alina two of my fellow volunteers)
(opening session by the Wroclaw acrobats)
The second part of my conference involved a poster session. My poster was on millennial programming and what I am doing at my job. The poster was a hit and I spoke to many librarians from around the world. Even though I was the one presenting the poster I learned so much from the librarians I spoke with. It was very interesting to see how librarians were approaching things in their part of the world as well as what was working for them and what wasnt.
I was so nervous about this since I have never presented a poster before. But once I got into the groove, I was on a roll!
If you want to see my poster up close and personal check out:
Truly one of my most favorite work experiences!
Now, my actual travel touristy experiences with TONS of pictures. Will be posting that soon!