This conference, to me, was all about:
Collaboration. Libraries need to be collaborating. With our library staff, with our patrons, and with other libraries.
Keeping current with technology. We just “have to do it.” Our patrons expect nothing less, and they get it – at Amazon, at Starbucks, even at McDonalds… we should be willing and able to do the same.
Library Catalogs. Libraries spent a lot of time and money turning the card catalog into an ILS system. Now we need to figure out how to integrate it with all our other search points (website, databases, etc), and provide easy-to-use, familiar interfaces that work like a search engine, but provide Our Content.
Firefox. It so completely rules.
Getting our information “out there.” Blogs, RSS, Wikis, Catalogs, IM, mashups, patron experiences, etc… all ways to supply content, ideas, and information to our customers.