big news – keynote speech in Australia

Big fun news this morning…. I’ll be giving a keynote speech at the Australia Library and Information Association’s New Librarian Symposium in Adelaide Australia in December. I had been invited last month but funding was going to keep me on this side of the pond and giving a talk via videoconferencing. I just got word that the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library [part of the larger institute] will be sponsoring my travel so I can give the talk in person. I’ve never been to Australia. I’ve never given a keynote talk. I’ve never been in the Southern Hemisphere. I guess now is as good a time as any to see if I’m on a no-fly list, huh? More from me as the situation develops. Anyone with local knowledge or who is a member of ALIA, feel free to drop me a line.