ALSC has confirmed my belief that I’ve finally found my **tribe. 400+ children’s librarians in the same place at the same time = (creativity + energy + service) * love. Today, here, among people like me, I’m not a shy wallflower. Please sir, I want some more.
**It has been brought to my attention that the word “tribe” is non-inclusive and my use of it may have been hurtful to others. That was certainly not my intent. I was trying to find a single word that conveyed my profound sense of belonging, and words such as “family” and “people” simply do not resonate in that way to me. I’m sorry for hurting anyone’s feelings. In future I will be more careful with my word choices.