The following post is Brandy King’s account of the September 21st Fall Kickoff Reception. Brandy runs her own business as an on-call librarian and is the chair-elect of SLA’s Social Science Division.
Every June at the SLA conference, I attend the Boston Chapter meetup. I have fantastic conversations,
remember how much I love hanging out with this crowd, vow to see them more often, and then promptly forget about professional networking for two months while I soak up the Summer. So I always look forward to the chance to finally meet up again with my SLA Boston colleagues at the Fall Kickoff event!
This year, 35 chapter members attended the event which was held at Scholar’s, an awesome bistro with two floors, billiards, and absolutely delicious arancini rice balls. Toby Pearlstein, Liz Peoples, Catherine Boothby, John Aubrey, and Nancy Burt took to the pool tables while a group of SLA @ Simmons students worked on their entries for the treasure hunt competition. Old friends got the chance to catch up on Summer happenings while others took advantage of the networking to talk about job opportunities and collaboration.
At the end of the night, three winners were rewarded with treasure for their efforts in the trivia competition:
- Stefanie Maclin won 2 tickets to the SLA Boston Annual Business Meeting on December 8th
- Kris Liberman won a $25 Amazon gift card from PubGet
- Matt Burt won a $25 American Express gift card from LexisNexis
Many thanks to President-Elect Khalilah Gambrell, who took the lead on planning yet another fun and successful program for our chapter. To see what else is in store, check out the Upcoming Events section of the website and save the dates!