After my last meeting of the day, I went straight to my hotel, removed my snow-covered boots and sat down on my bed. Part of me wanted to stay in my cozy spot, but I’d told a colleague I’d meet her at the ALSC and YALSA Joint Member Reception. So I figured I’d better put my boots back on.
And I’m very glad I did! In addition to catching up with my colleague, I got to see some other familiar faces and meet a few new brilliant librarians. I loved getting to hear about everyone’s conference highlights and favorite Youth Media Award recipients. Whenever I am in the presence of a large group Children’s and Teen Librarians, I am astounded by their vast knowledge, passion for their work and openness to new ideas. What a perfect a way to end my conference.