“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Friday, January 24, 2014

ALA Mid Winter Conference is in Philadelphia through the weekend!

Hooray! ALA is here in Philly through next Tuesday! It may not really be "always sunny" but it will be productive and fun as librarians from across the nation convene to wrap up a year's worth of committee work.  The Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and a multitude of other awards will be finalized behind closed doors in the City of Brotherly Love.  Get ready for the big book award announcements on Monday...I have my secret predictions and will post the winners after they are announced.  If you can't wait and want to hear it "live from Philadelphia" check out the ALA website at www.ala.org and you can link to the webcast.

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