Blogger Jeanette Larson, Children's Literature (all forms), Professional Development

Jane Yolen at Winterthur

Endless time and endless money sure would allow me to attend some fabulous professional development opportunities! I learned about this event while interviewing Jane Yolen for a BookLinks article (March 2008). I hope that some folks in the Delaware area (easily accessible from a lot of the East Coast) can attend this interesting event. Jane Yolen will be participating in a series of family workshops and other events at Winterthur Museum in Delaware from April 18-20, 2008. This is part of the “K is for Kids” exhibit that runs through July 13, 2008 and features art from “Owl Moon.” Jane was named Honorary Ambassador for the exhibit, which explores intriguing objects in the Winterthur collection and studies early methods of reading education. More information on the exhibit and the weekend of events is online at

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Name and title/position at ALSC:  Linda Mays. Program Officer, Projects and Partnerships.  This includes managing grants we receive to further certain projects, such as El dí­a de los niños/El dí­a de los libros.  I also work with outside organizations to promote libraries and literacy, such as PBS and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Hometown:  ChicagoEducation:  BA in English and JournalismFamily (including pets!):  No siblings;  but I have 23 cousins, and I stay in touch with all of them.Years with ALSC/ALA: 7 with ALSC;  10 (this April) with ALAFavorite Children’s book (as a child):  Black Beauty Favorite Children’s book (today):  Too many to mentionFavorite Author:  Richard Peck is one among many.What celebrity would you like to meet (if any)?  Anna Quindlen;  she is so insightful.What junk food is your downfall?  Ice cream;  any flavorFavorite vacation spot? Vancouver, B.C.If you weren’t working at ALSC, what would your dream job be? …