I love librarians!

I spent the evening with a fantastic group of public, school, and college librarians in NALA, the Northern Area Library Association.  Have I mentioned that I love librarians?  Not only did I get to have dinner with them and talk about books all night, but they were a terrific audience for my after dinner presentation and book talk on SPITFIRE.  Here we all are, happy and well fed.

They were also extraordinarily sympathetic when I arrived for the presentation,unpacked my laptop case, and failed to find the adapter that connects my Mac to my projector.  I was sure it was in there.  I never take it out.  Except for two months ago, when I presented at the NYS English Council in Manhattan and didn’t want to schlep that big laptop case all over and put it in a smaller bag instead.  I’ve seen the adapter in that smaller bag at least six times since then and thought, “Gee, you really ought to put that back in your laptop case or you’re going to forget it some day.”  Did I?  No.

The librarians were very understanding when I went tearing out of the restaurant, leaped into my car, and sped home to get the adapter.  I made it back in time for my salad, too.

5 Replies on “I love librarians!

  1. See now I would have eaten my food and done without the projector…blamed someone else for the technical failure and then beat myself up about it for the next several weeks. You are quite the dedicated speaker!

  2. So glad you were able to get it in time. After forgetting my camera and my business cards on Monday night at a talk I gave, I’ve decided I need to write up a list of EVERYTHING I need and then print out several copies to use before any event I attend. It was embarrassing when the newspaper reporter asked for a business card…

  3. Fortunately, you were close enough to home to be able to do that! I would have called my husband, and said, “Darling, I forgot the cord. Could you please bring it to me? 😉

    Glad it went well.

  4. You are a true-blue teacher — I’m impressed that you drove all the way home and back for the adapter, so that you could wow them with your presentation! I’ll bet they were, too.

    Hey, I didn’t have time earlier to read your interview on Tori’s post, but I bookmarked it and went back to it a short while ago. I loved her questions and I really enjoyed reading your answers. Thanks for sharing a bit more of your writing journey with us!

  5. I am sooooooooo jealous of anyone lucky enough to go and meet you all!

    Have a wonderful time!