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.
My conference obligations are done, and I am packed to go home tomorrow morning. Here are my take-aways from #alaac16.
I attended the auditorium speaker series program with actress, author, and amazing autism advocate Holly Robinson Peete. Talking about their family’s journey with autism since their son RJ was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, Holly and her family have been such an inspiration to many families. Be sure to add their picture book My Brother Charlie and their latest book geared to teens on the autism spectrum Same but Different to your collections if you haven’t already! I will definitely be looking up their reality show For Peete’s Sake on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
As the most magical time of year for librarians comes to a close, I sit alone in the food court, inhaling my fourth sit down meal at conference, (I always forget to eat) and contemplate what a time it has been!