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As Lynn mentioned, I had an early start to the day by joining in on Bill’s Alibris morning run. It was a beautiful Chicago day and it was nice to be outside and running through Grant Park and along Lake Michigan. After I earned my t-shirt and trophy (which looks amazingly like the ones for quiz bowl!), I ran straight to Lynn’s award breakfast and took a few pictures to document the occasion. It made me very proud to be part of the ZSR team and to have our dean recognized for all that she did to right-size all of our salaries and guide us through to our new library faculty status. This video clip shows Lynn receiving her award:

After a little clean-up effort (read shower and change of attire), I headed down to McCormick to Lauren P’s book signing. I ran into Roz in the exhibit hall and had to admire her focus on working the hall. I still find myself wandering aimlessly up and down the endless aisles….

The bulk of my afternoon was spent attending the semi-annual Top Technology Trends program. This program marked the 10th anniversary of the Top Trends. Trends identified this time around included mobile devices, cloud computing, green computing, rapid trending and tough economic times. The audience was invited to tweet about their reactions throughout the program, the hashtags are #ttt09 and #toptech. The program affirmed in my mind that we are thinking about the right things in regards to our technology planning over the next few years.

We had a pleasant dinner at the Italian Village with some of the ZSR folks and Roz’s sister. But it’s an early evening for me tonight, so I’ll be ready for my last day of committee meetings and sessions.