It is put on by the American Association of Museums.
Last year it was here:this book that I read in one day so I could go to Ann Dee's book club. I liked it.
These are some of the books my co-workers and the people at Ann Dee's book club told me about that I might read:
- Guns, Germs, Steel
- Peace Like a River
- John Adams
- All Chiam Potok
- A Man for All Seasons
- The Great Divorce
- David O. McKay and the rise of Modern Mormonism
- Into the Wild
- Blue Sword
- Good to great.
Do you have any other recommendations for an adult reluctant reader who does not like fantasy or science fiction?
So here is what I did today at the conference -
I went to two sessions about web 2.0 and museums. If you are reading this blog you are a part of web 2.0 by the way. Don't know what it is? Google it.
I liked both sessions. I'm trying to get the Bean out in the social web a bit and that is why I started this blog. These sessions got me more interested in social networking, flickr, podcasting, virtual worlds etc. I'm just not sure which ones are the best fit for the Bean.
The keynote speaker today was Terry Tempest Williams who wrote this book:
She talked about museums as storytellers. She talked about the interconnectedness of all things. She talked about environmental stewardship. She kept saying things like "it's not political, it's spiritual."
She is from Utah and used to work here as their education curator. I liked her talk. I'll read her book sometime and let you know if I liked it.