I am excited to be live blogging for ALSC! Thank you for having me! I am on the faculty at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. I started in August and am looking forward to my first national conference in several years! I used to attend regularly as President of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians and am glad to be back – I am used to being one of the ones #leftbehind! Currently sitting on the airplane and watching everyone board – playing “spot the librarian.” Because I have attended this conference in the past, I know what to expect (and what to pack). I’ve got comfortable shoes, my conference schedule planned out (with room for modifications), and work to do on the flight…here I come, Seattle! Safe travels to everyone and please be kind to TSA and all the other folks working for our safety! Wheels up!