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PLA Conference, Blogstyle

I am loving the blog posts of the PLA (Public Library Association) Conference Bloggers. Check them out at the PLA Blog. In fact, several are sharing on Twitter too, discussed more here. Even though June seems a long time from now, we are recruiting ALSC members to be ALSC Bloggers for ALA 2008 Annual and the ALSC Preconference, Summer Reading Survivor: Overcoming the Challenges. If you are attending one or both, please consider sharing your experiences with the rest of us.

Blogger Ernie Cox, News of Interest

Movers and Shakers 2008

Library Journal has published its 2008 list of Movers and Shakers.  Among those recognized are several librarians who serve children.  And they are: Devo Carpenter, Children’s’ Program Specialist, Austin Public Library – created the award-winning Second Chance Books program for incarcerated youth (including children under 14 years old). Sarah Erwin, Assistant Director, Kirkwood Public Library (MO) – Youth services with a punch (and an impact on the bottom line). Lucí­a Gonzí¡lez, Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) – storyteller extraordinaire. Tony Tallent, Director of Youth and Outreach Services, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) – launched the Tricycle Music Fest  for young children and their parents. If someone is missing from this list please leave a comment about them. Do you know someone serving children who deserves recognition?  Consider nominating them for the 2009 Movers and Shakers list (deadline is 11/24/2008):