Books, Conferences

Behind the Locked Door, part three – #ALA12 and beyond

When you're on a "locked door" committee, you don't get a lot of time to experience an ALA conference. Why? Because from 1:30-5:30 on Saturday and Sunday you're in your locked room, with your committee, talking about the nominated books. That's if you're lucky! Some committees meet all day. Prior to the conference, we read… Continue reading Behind the Locked Door, part three – #ALA12 and beyond

Conferences, Professional organizations

Thoughts from #ALA12 – working sessions

Many people assume that when you say "I'm going to Anaheim" what you mean is "I'm going to Disneyland".  And many people assume that when you say that you're going to a conference, you're going to a wild convention that should stay in Vegas.   For some librarianspeople, that's true. Not for me: I haven't been… Continue reading Thoughts from #ALA12 – working sessions

Books, Collection Development, Professional organizations

Behind the Locked Door, part two

With a mere 30 days before ALA Annual starts, the YALSA Excellence in Non-Fiction for Young Adults book award committee is reading reading reading. I've read something like 30 books thus far on a variety of topics, and rumor has it that another 10-12 books are due to arrive at any time. The Committee is… Continue reading Behind the Locked Door, part two

Collection Development, Conferences, Professional organizations, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness

Summertime = Conferences + Presentations

I've got quite the schedule this summer, and already I'm tired.   The disaster preparation/recovery presentation to ASLA came and went, but if you're heading to ALA next week, you'll find me here: Disaster Preparedness for School Librarians From Gutenberg to Google and Glogs, From Books to Vooks Best Practices in Library Websites for Teens (that's… Continue reading Summertime = Conferences + Presentations

Books, Professional organizations

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Wow.  Just... wow.  I won election to the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Committee for 2012!  Wondering what that means?  LizB explains it all (she's on the committee this year). This officially changes what (and how much) I'll be reading next year.  Luckily, I'm a pretty fast reader, and besides Liz,… Continue reading YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults