ALA Annual 2016

My first ALA Council #alaac16

I just attended and observed my first #alacouncil meeting this morning. After taking in the various procedures and formalities, I was especially impressed with the respectful discussion around gun control and libraries. Individual contributions were impassioned and disparate but always mindful of the greater good. I am hooked. New bucket list item: ALA Councilor! #alaac16 #makingithappen

ALA Annual 2016, Live Blogging

Seeds to Grow from My #alaac2016 Experience

Storytime Katie is amazing.  If you are a children’s librarian, you probably already know about her blog.  I met Katie today at the Guerrilla Storytime in the Networking Uncommons.   She had many wonderful songs and ideas.  She is one of my Storytime super-heroes.  Learning from all the librarians at this session was a valuable experience in a weekend of inspiring sessions.  

AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee, ALA Annual 2016, Children's Literature (all forms), Dia, Diversity, Literary and Related Awards, Live Blogging

Pura Belpré – Twenty Years of Conceptual Continuity

My wife was born in the same town, Cidra, the town of eternal springtime, in the east central mountains of Puerto Rico.  I remember her delight when she learned of Pura, years later, when she was studying for her MLIS, and her joy at knowing of her connection with this legendary woman, that they had the same hometown.  I am sorry, New York, though Pura called New York her home, like so many Nuyoricans, Puerto Rico will always be their spiritual home, even if they were born en la gran manzana.