On of the presenters, Liz Lawley, talked about libraries as Happiness Engines. Apparently there are four elements of happiness:
1. Satisfying work to do
2. The experience of being good at something
3. Time spent with people we like
4. The chance to be part of something bigger than yourself.
I really like that list. I like that it has nothing to do with money, or status, or owning things. And I like that I can tick every box.
The other thing I really liked about Liz's presentation was the idea of doing Wii bowling for seniors at public libraries. And organising live tournaments online between different libraries. Unreal.