As reported last April, I'm serving on YALSA's Excellence in Non-fiction for Young Adults committee. My term started November 1, 2011 and will end in January 2013 when we make those exciting phone calls - and in between there'll be much discussion and reading. Liz Burns, on the outgoing committee, explains our charge and the… Continue reading Inside the locked room, part 1 – #ALAMW12
One of the biggest blows to one's ego is watching the work one has done be supplanted by another's vision. This always happens when you leave one job, and I've often felt a little guilty over the "blame the predecessor" game that goes on when jobs change hands. Watching (via twitter and personal blog posts)… Continue reading Getting over myself
This year was filled with highlights and a few lowlights - but why dwell on the latter? The most important thing for me this year was learning with, and from, my friends, peers and colleagues. Some are librarians, some administrators, others teachers or "civilians": my professional life has been made richer by knowing them. Note… Continue reading 2011 Round-up, part two
2011 in books via kwout At AASL in October, Wendy exhorted us to read a book a day. While I didn't manage that, a book every 1.46 days isn't bad!