File under “blatant self promotion.”
On April 29th, I will be giving the keynote for the New York Library Association YSS Spring Conference! More at the brochure.
I will be talking about about what the future of libraries and youth services might hold – linked to “Pop Goes the Library”. (Further blatant self promotion: along with Sophie Brookover, I wrote a book called Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect to Your Whole Community. Disclaimer: Yes, if you purchase, I get royalties. Interesting point: having authored a book, I am now ineligible for the Morris Award.)
I am both insanely excited and nervous about the keynote. Especially as my competition is “the” wedding. Perhaps I should wear a tiara or fancy hat?
What’s also interesting — how the pop culture landscape of books & children & the future of libraries have changed so dramatically in the past six months. Seriously, every day I change what I’m going to say based on what is in the news that day!
Hope to see you in Rochester!