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What’s in the Inbox of Mystery?

Yeah! I’m heading to the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, which is also the kick-off to my year on the Caldecott committee.

The lead-up to ALA conferences always goes the same for me – I say I want to blog the sights, sounds, and unusual smells, and then barely manage to squeak out one measly post before throwing in the towel, frustration tears dramatically welling in my eyes.

It’s become tradition, and I would like to honor it.

Thankfully they’ve come up with other ways to overshare. I shall be tweeting. I shall be instagraming. Those I can handle. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get a post up on the blog.

But the question is – will you be there?


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I’ll be there! I hope to see you around!

  2. See you there, Travis!

  3. So wish I could be there this year! But I’m actually buying my first home, and was afraid to add anything to my credit card balance. (Never mind having to move yet more books would be a problem. And needing to be packing.) Anyway, I’m making a library program of watching the awards webcast. I’ll look for you in the audience! And I so envy you being on the committee! You will have a marvellous time! (Okay, I realize that’s too many exclamation points. But I’m especially sorry to miss a Seattle conference — I lived there when I was a little girl. You’ll have a great time, and we’ll enviously read your tweets/blog posts.)

  4. Congrats on being on the Caldecott committee! What an honor!

  5. SO excited that you are on the 2014 Caldecott Committee – what an honor! Congratulations. Plus, hope you have a blast at this year’s event. Looking forward to your tweets, etc.