Storytime Underground held its first ever guerilla preconference earlier today at the Harold Washington Library. The theme for the morning? Children’s librarianship is social justice work. And it can save the world. Don’t believe me? It’s true.
Ok, you guys, I am COMPLETELY re-engergized after attending this kinda unofficial (hence “guerrilla”) session where a whole group of fabulous children’s librarians came together in the Networking Uncommons to share storytime tips, tricks, songs, and a PARACHUTE!!! If you don’t know about guerrilla storytime, you can get more info about the movement from their site storytimeunderground.org . Guerrilla Storytime in the Uncommons at Midwinter was every day at 12 – look for it at the next conference or use the great resources on their website and get connected. I learned some really fun new songs and learned about Jbrary, a terrific songs resource.