My First Symposium™
I gave my first professional presentation at an e-reading symposium this past weekend.
It was a terrifically informative day; the talks were on such diverse subjects as serendipity, close vs. distant reading, fan fiction, read-along records, commuter reading, and locative reading. The keynote by Bonnie Mak was a fantastic romp through book history as she sought the “e” in e-reading.
Of all the kind words and positive feedback I received, perhaps most exciting was being encouraged to submit my paper for publication. My goal for this year was to submit at least two papers for peer-review; along with a currently-in-progress paper on rare books in law libraries, I’m thisclose to achieving that goal and it feels incredible.