April Ryan, White House corespondent, delivered a call to action at the #alaac2022 PLA breakfast. First, she gave a shout out to Enoch Pratt Free Library where she went when her mother would not answer her questions but told her to “look it up.”
Librarians standing in line to enter the party celebrating 100 years of the Newbery Award at #alaac22 spontaneously broke into singing “Happy Birthday” setting the tone for a late afternoon party to end all parties.
Airport arrival early Friday morning brought the first reminder of the supportive community found at #alaac22 as I talked with a colleague at a neighboring library system. Even though we had not seen each other in person for years, immediate connection brought shared insights and support.