Credo’s grant gave me resources and opportunity, allowing me to attend the American Library Association (ALA) meeting in San Francisco. I first encountered Credo Online Reference Service and Literati at ALA Chicago. Attending ALA in San Francisco (ALA/SF) this year, basically made Credo & Literati my “reference tools.” It did for me what I use Credo and Literati to do for my patrons: it gave me the resources and the opportunity to connect with professionals.
How many times have you said that to someone not really thinking it could reasonably happen anytime soon? These were exactly my words and thoughts when saying goodbye to Mirela Roncevic last May after seeing her at Book Expo America in New York City. Mirela had just recently left her job at Library Journal where she had been Reference Editor since 2004. Mirela and her husband decided that having grown up in Croatia before coming to New York City half-a-life-time-ago, they would move family and careers back to their native Croatia—a big move. Mirela took on electronic publishing assignments with a publisher in Zagreb and her husband found suitable work as well.