Do you think librarians don’t know how to get crazy? Let me tell you, after a full year of “shushing” people, putting books on shelves, and dealing with patrons, librarians are more than ready to let their hair down once the convention rolls around.
Each year there are guest speakers, as well as booths and tents hosted by various industry brands and reps.
It’s all well and good, but no one is really there for the industry. After the sun goes down, the librarians start to party, and Las Vegas is our playground.I swear even if I quit being a librarian I would still crash the convention in Las Vegas every year, just for the parties. Las Vegas has a lot of high quality cannabis dispensaries, which is usually my first stop when I get off the plane. I get a local cabbie who knows the real Las Vegas and have him take me to a local liquor store, and a cannabis dispensary. When I cut loose, I cut very loose, so I pretty much spend my entire Las Vegas trip stoned and drunk, and I don’t feel bad about that at all! I always attend the conference every day, because my job is footing the bill for the Vegas trip, but as soon as the convention breaks for the day I start drinking and smoking until I pass out. In all the years I have been to Las Vegas, I have actually never gambled in any of the casinos, mostly because there is too much other fun stuff to do!