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
At what age does a child qualify as a tween? Lisa Kropp (@lisagkropp) posed this question at the start of “InbeTWEEN: Services and Programs for Tweens in Public Libraries.”
Everyone makes mistakes, but how many of us embrace them as learning agents?
Interested in learning about creating physical spaces that promote wonder in your library? If so, read on for a quick summary of two Monday sessions that were phenomenal!
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.
Not that long, long ago, but in a meeting room really far, far away from the West Concourse, a band of rebel librarians met to discuss Starnet.
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.
I am so glad I got up early this morning to go to the ALSC 2016 Awards Presentation. Presided over by the ever-exuberant president of ALSC, Andrew Medlar, the awards were a true celebration.