Professional Development: WMLA 2014, Nesvig
Attend Washington Medical Librarians Assn Meeting, Ellensburg WA 2014. Awardee statement: The annual WMLA conference will be the only library conference (so far) I?ve attended two years in a row. At last year?s conference, I enjoyed the smaller size compared to many conferences and collaborative discussions between presenters and attendees. This year?s theme of ?Harnessing the Data Whirlwind? ties almost perfectly into a discovery I made at Bastyr last year. A collaborative discussion about visualizing data led me to explore the software program Tableau desktop, which led to me using it at work to better visualize service desk data, which led to a happier and better informed boss! I?ve also recommended Tableau to several other students/librarians. While I don?t know exactly what I will discover at this year?s conference, I do know that it will change my work for the better. Plus, a LibGuides panel discussion? I use LibGuides regularly and can?t wait!