We librarians pride ourselves on our ability to visit booths at conferences with great speed and dexterity and obtain desired items for the students and teachers at our schools.
Here's my list of items procured at the 2013 TCEA conference for our students and teachers:
16 stress balls
3 jump drives
2 mouse pads
1 baseball cap
2 superhero capes
16 pieces of candy
7 tote bags
17 sticky note pads
Yes, 0 books. And 16 stress balls.
This year, I just managed to squeeze in two visits to the vendor area during lunch. Nevertheless, I did well, I think: