Guest blogger, Susan Ferguson, of Aberystwyth University's e-learning team, kindly agreed to write about her experience last week as a first-time attender at the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum / Higher Education Wales Information Technology Forum joint colloquium. This is an annual event held in rural Powys at which Library, e-learning and IT staff update one another, and share practice and experience in both formal and informal settings. The colloquium lasts a week and as the week progresses the subject-matter of the talks gradually moves from a library focus to an IT one, although there is plenty of overlap. This means that many staff stay only for the part of the conference that is most relevant to them.