Friday, March 25, 2011

Around the Interwebs

Here's what I've been reading around the interwebs lately: 

I was pulling books for our Women's History Month book display last week and trying to find books about women of color.  It was not the easiest catalog search, actually, so I'm really grateful to Doret of The HappyNappy Bookseller for creating this guest post on the KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month Blog: Women of Color Make Their Presence Known.  

Sarah Bean Thompson of The GreenBean TeenQueen posts about her library's teen Skype Book Club.  I mentioned this to one of my teens and she got so very excited - I think we'll try this out next year!  By the way, Sarah's running for the 2013 Printz Committee, so if you're a YALSA member (or if you're not), check out this post about Sarah's Top 5 Printz Books and vote for her in the ALA elections!!

Fellow Emerging Leader Alicia of The LibrariYAn is conducting a survey of school librarians for her group's EL project!  School media folk, please give her a moment of your time to help her out!!

Did ya catch Betsy's Penguin Young Readers' Group Spring Preview?  Those of you who know of my great love for bats will understand why I am jumping up and down about this title: 

If you're like me and you love a good storytime blog, don't miss Jennie Rothschild's new blog Library Noise.  Jennie also blogs book reviews at Biblio File and is running for the 2013 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award committee.  Jennie will do an awesome job, so vote for her!!  (That award name is way too long.  Anyone mind if I start calling it the ENYA?)

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention another good friend of mine running for the 2013 ENYA Award Committee (see what I did there?  It's gonna be a thing!): Angie Manifredi!  Angie blogs at Fat Girl Reading and she developed the Body Positivity & Fat Acceptance pre-conference at the 2010 YA Lit Symposium. 

IF YOU'RE GOING TO ALA THIS SUMMER, COME DANCE WITH US!!!  (Seriously, #ALA11 is going to be awesomesauce.  Are you going to be there?  Let me know in comments!  I want to see you!)

And that's what I've got for you this week.  Have a great weekend!!