Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Heart Kelly

Y'all, today I want to tell you a little bit about a good librarian friend of mine:  Kelly from STACKED.  She's a super awesome youth services librarian in Wisconsin and the budget cuts and new state legislature have not been kind to her, so to cheer her up, I wanted to talk to you a little bit about how awesome she is. 

Kelly absolutely inspires me with her creative ideas for teen programming and her passion for teen advocacy and teen literature.  Since BEA 2010, Kelly and I have been conference roomies and we always have a blast geeking out about books, blogging, and teen programs.  She's the mustard to my ketchup!  And our glasses make us look like sisters (apparently). :) 

Kelly, you are awesome and you inspire me to be a better advocate for my teens!  You promote a love of books not just in your library patrons but in your blog readers all over the world!  If I had billions of dollars, I would put you up in a swanky library with all the technology and staff you could ever want.  But since I can't, just know that I know what a great job you're doing (especially with so few resources)!  

PLUS, without you I never would have hung out with the ILOAs and my life would be a lot less awesome. 

I heart you, Kelly!