Friday, June 13, 2008

Boston Diary - June 12, Part 1

Sorry to be late in getting yesterday's ventures posted, but I was tired by the time I got back to the room to post anything.

Thursday was the final day of the conference itself. The day began with devotions. Then we had our final keynote address. The speaker was Tim Spalding of LibraryThing. Here is Tim with the LibraryThing groupies (as we introduced ourselves).

There was a business meeting later in the morning, a luncheon/awards ceremony at lunch, and two presentation sessions in the afternoon (including one that I made). The liberal arts section leadership team met briefly after the last presentation, but pretty soon, we were all boarding buses to head to the Quincy Harbor for a cruise with hor d'ourvres and desserts. This is the clock tower in the harbor area.
Here are the librarians waiting in the breezier part of the harbor area until time to board the ship.

This is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the harbor area with some more of us waiting in the shade!

Time to board. Here we are standing in line!
Aboard the ship!
Tonya and Jennifer share dessert!
Upper East Tennessee public librarians!


Tim said...

Saw this on Google Blog Search. It was great talking at ACL and meeting everything. From the blog, I can see you went to some great places. I went to school near the Concord Bridge, and, grew up near Mt. Auburn. Next time you come you should visit Isabella Stuart Garner's museum in The Fenway.


Lori Thornton said...

Thanks, Tim. I really wanted to go there, and I'm sure I'll make it there next time. I did, at least, see her tomb!

Unknown said...

It was a great time! So very cool to see and talk to Tim! Wow. And Boston Harbor was fun. And the Who Who's had a great time after that too. You took some GREAT pictures!