Memorial Day Weekend at Fuller Lakes

We spent several days at Full Lakes on the Kenai peninsula over the Memorial Day weekend.  Weather was nice as in it “played nice”– partly cloudy almost everyday but never really rained.  What’s great about camping in one spot is you can hump in a lot of gear  (e.g. 5 liter box of wine) and then take day hikes.  The ridges around Fuller Lakes could be gained with just a little bush wacking to get above tree line.

Conference in Kodiak

Fort Ambercrombie
View from Fort Ambercrombie

In March I visited Kodiak for the first time to attended the annual AKLA conference.  I was there for 4 days and it was sunny almost the entire time.  The conference was held in the local high school, which was great because the rooms already had all the equipment and Internet connections.  This looks like a much easier to set up than when the conference was held in Anchorage in 2006 at the Hilton.  We had to borrow or rent all the equipment (PCs, laptops, lcd projectors, av screens, media carts) and  pay for each Internet connection per room plus crappy wifi coverage.  And we had to gather the equipment, lug it there, install it, etc. then reverse the process when the conference was over.

Anyway, I presented two sessions, one on metasearch and the other on sprucing up your library catalog.  As always it was good to see a new place and meet library folk from around the state and the lower 48.