I didn't realize I wanted to be a librarian until I was already wayyyy into grown-upville and had an undergraduate degree and a career in marketing and promotion, and two kids. I skipped out on PTA meetings and followed my passion until I found my way into a Library Science program at CW Post. I had been out of a classroom and off a college campus for over a decade and I was petrified at the thought of going back. "Would everyone look at me as an old lady?" and "Do they still use notebooks and pens?" And the dreaded one...."Will I make any friends??"
Ladies and gentlemen....Let me introduce you to my friend Laura, one of the very first people I met in my very first class at Post. Laura and I went on to be in many of the same classes together as we both pursued our librarian degrees. We worked on zillions of projects together and also shared a boat load of laughs and Panera coffee meet-ups in off hours. Laura and I have been through virtual life and real life together over the years. We met celebrities! We are friends and colleagues. The best thing about Laura is that she is an awesome librarian and she has continued to inspire me professionally. She's creative and smart and she shares my passion for being a librarian so we can talk nerdy librarian stuff endlessly and it's perfectly ok. Laura is the real deal.
And now Laura has a BLOG! I am super-excited about Library Laura because Laura has amazing programming ideas that I plan to steal all of. I hope that Laura and I can share a few ideas back and forth and maybe even guest blog on each other's site... Laura? Maybe???
So head on over and send my first librarian friend Laura some blog-love. Check out her recent programming for Valentine's Day, (the "love is blind" game is amazing!) and let her know if you use any of her awesome ideas! XOXOXO
It's President's Day weekend and it is also subzero temperatures in most of the northeast. My subscription to IFTTT texts me the weather every morning AND it uses an uplifting and complimentary message I preset. This morning I woke to the familiar buzz and even the awesome greeting couldn't help the arctic forecast. Brrrr! Stay warm! Read under a blanket!
I've run a Grandparents Valentines Day Tea for the last two years. I believe that the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is something unique and special and should be celebrated. There is no better time to foster this "grand" love and togetherness than at a Valentine's Day "tea". Here's the how it goes:
I loved Beekle the minute it came in and I loved it for it's art, plain and simple. I also quickly blogged about it. I was so thrilled to see that it won the Caldecott Medal. How fabulous! See what other books were award winners. Happy Reading!