Greetings from Chicago! This is the second time I’ve visited the Windy City for one of the American Library Association’s conferences and I’m really excited because this is the first time I’ve attended as a bonafide librarian. Huzzah! I’m also on two committees this year: the 2017-2018 Rainbow Book List Committee and the 2017-2019 Notable Children’s Digital Media Committee. And, if that weren’t enough to keep me busy, I’ve also volunteered to document my conference experience over at the ALSC Blog. Be sure to pop on over there if you’re feeling #alaleftbehind.

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Voila! First post. I’ve been meaning to make this blog for a while and figured that there was no better time than the present to channel all my #alaleftbehind negativity into something more productive: a blog to chart my professional journey in the field of librarianship. Check back here for the successes, failures, dreams and nightmares of this millennial #kidlitnerd who spends too much time baking bread and not enough time reading.
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Caldecott 2017 predictions

Confession time: I still have not read all the picture books that have come out in 2016. But, according to Calling Caldecott, each RealCommittee member gets to nominate seven books for consideration. The following seven titles, then, are my “nominations.” I hope that the RealCommittee (and anyone who might be reading this) will show me all the books I’m missing out on—like Radiant Child and Freedom Over Me, both of which are still “in-process” at our main library and, sadly, not in my hands.
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