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ALA Midwinter

So happy to be leaving the snow for ALA Midwinter in San Diego!

Please say “hi”. I look pretty much like my picture, except with glasses, longer hair, and smiling.

Here’s my schedule. Will you be at Midwinter? What will you be doing?


YALSA Happy Hour

YA Book Blogger Meet-up



Committee Meeting for YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (2012)



Coffee with the Candidates (YALSA) (I’m not running for anything but I love hearing from the people who are running)

Best Fiction for Young Adults — Teen Session


Youth Media Awards Press Conference

Joint Youth Division Reception (ALSC/YASLA/AASL)

Morris & Nonfiction Award Reception

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is


  1. Looking forward to seeing you at the blogger meet up!

  2. Kelly, right back atcha! Way excited!

  3. So jealous that y’all will be hanging out and I’m going to miss it! Have a fantastic and productive trip.

  4. Are you going to give a running commentary online as the awards are announced as you did last year?

  5. Joan, battery willing, I will be tweeting about the awards at my twitter account,

  6. Liz, can you send me an e-mail at margo_tanenbaum (at)yahoo(dot)com? I wanted to chat with you about something at ALA but didn’t get a chance, and I sent something to an old e-mail but I’m not sure if it’s good anymore. Thanks so much!

  7. Margo, I’ll be in touch but just need a couple days to recover from ALA & being stranded.