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2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD (VOTY) RECIPIENT

2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
AWARD (VOTY) RECIPIENT
Terri Oppelt, CLM on her Annual National Conference Experience
In a word...
What do the ALA and my chapter mean to me?
At the ALA Annual Conference, at the Association
Lunch, where the gavel is passed from one president
to the other, that question was asked: "In one
word, describe what ALA means to you." Well,
I think I could have texted twenty words, but we
were limited to one. And as the word texts came
in, the word cloud on the screen was growing
and changing as the most popular words were
the larger ones showing up, and the less popular
words were smaller - but constantly changing. Still,
the cloud was fascinating, and many of the words
were surprising and interesting. I saw my word -
relationships - pretty large at first, become smaller

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as other words became more prevalent. The one thing
I got out of that exercise was that so many of us feel
differently about ALA and I think that's because we
have the opportunity to do such varied things within
this organization, either through our chapters or
with the Association directly. As I look back on the
conference which was held in Denver from April 2 to 5,
these are the words I am thinking about:
- Networking. I can never believe how many people I
meet at the Annual Conference - not just from across
the country or the world, but from my own chapter!
I had that experience when I met and got to know
a newer member and was so happy to make a new
acquaintance so close to home! I try to make it a


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