Mary and Char have already given a good summary of some of the presentations I attended. I also enjoyed the keynote and the speech on the Kansas orphan trains.
Tom Marini and Debbie Madsen gave an in-depth presentation on finding business information from government sources. It's amazing what you can find on .gov webpages. Talk with Debbie and Tom for more information or check out www.trade.gov, www.census,gov, and www.usda.gov.
Erma Verhage and Renee Gates gave a presentation on how ADAPT in K-State Libraries makes a difference for students. ADAPT has evolved from ADA Policies Team to ADA Program Team. The Adaptive Technology Lab is available in our library (213A) for use of any students registered with the Office of Disability Support Services. Several timely and educational programs for staff have been offered by ADAPT.
The poster session had several interesting posters and handouts. I particularly liked "Going the Distance for Distance Students" from WSU's Gemma Blackburn, Jane Hodge, and Janet Brown. This mirrored a lot of what K-State Libraries has done for our distance students, including the use of ILLiad.
The dinner at the Smoky Hill Vineyard and Winery was a success. Lots of good food, fun, networking, and shopping even for those not wine tasting.