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ALA Post #3

It’s been awhile since I have the energy to write another post, despite promising myself to journal this amazing experience. This week, the kids (even though I’m only slightly older than they are…) have finally arrived and things have just been crazy crazy crazy busy since. 529 more words


#FlashbackFriday: Librarian Robert Foster's Recap from @ALAAnnual Conference (7.25.2014)

I attended the 2014 Annual ALA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 27th through June 30th. The absolute highlight of the conference was being able to rub shoulders with librarians all over the world.

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ALA Post #2 — Having Fun

Starting Friday night, I’ve basically been having fun and visiting places and having great conversations.

On Friday night, the team headed out to Montecasino to have dinner with Josh Adler, the head of the EL department. 776 more words


On book awards (part 1)

When it comes to awards, everyone has an opinion. Think of the Oscars… Don’t we all argue with the judges’ decisions?  I do.  Even when I didn’t see that movie that got several Oscars, I can be very vocal about why I believe that the selection was arranged, there was money involved, the movie is bad, etc. 609 more words

Writing your ALA Emerging Leaders Application

This past year, I participated in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. I was on Team C(at) with my super awesome teammates Daniel Ransom, … 901 more words