Going Back to Cali: ALA Midwinter 2011
Actually, I’ve never been to California, but when a Notorious B.I.G. reference presents itself, truth will get stretched.
This weekend I’m heading to San Diego for my first American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. I’m there mainly to meet with fellow members of ALSC’s Children & Technology committee of which I am a part.
Along the way I’ll meet up with book-related friends, check out 2011 titles in the exhibits, and probably post a few dispatches in these here pages. Tweets are also likely. A video may be created. Photos shouldn’t be ruled out. If you’d like to meet up, send me an email (scopenotes (at) gmail (dot) com), Twitter (@100scopenotes), or just say “Hi, Travis” if you come upon someone who looks like they might occasionally impersonate Abe Lincoln.
But I may be most excited about attending the Youth Media Awards (featuring the Caldecott and Newbery) on Monday at 7:45 a.m. PST. Let me say this – if a certain book featuring a green dinosaur wins Caldecott hardware (or any of my other predictions, for that matter), I’ll go home a happy man. You can also check out the awards from your computer by clicking here.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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