Wow! This was a good day. My workshop went amazingly well and the responses I received for it were more than I possibly could have hoped for. Huge thanks must go out to Janet Eckert and WMRLS who organized everything and served as the most gracious hosts imaginable. And the attendees were just as wonderful, everyone seemed engaged, there was a good amount of participation (that I hope will continue online), and they let me rant a bit on copyright, RDA, and the new OCLC records policy.
And I even got to show off my favorite website of the week, which had nothing to do with anything, goingtorain.com (Thanks Jason). Sadly the answer we got from it was yes, and that prediction proved accurate. But even the rain (ok snow while driving back over the mountain), couldn’t bum me out today. Because I have a handfull of feedback forms that almost uniformly say the one improvement that could be made to the workshop, was to add more time to it. And in the positive column I got some of the best praise possible, that it was actually practical and useful.
And to top it all off, lunch at the Black Sheep, home of the greatest cookie I know, the Repulican National Convention cookie (full of fruit and nuts). They started making these back in ’04, they’re basically giant macaroons filled with whatever nuts, fruit, and bits of chocolate they had left over in the kitchen from all their other baked goods. If you’re ever in Amherst you must stop in, the baguettes are amazing too.