A Fuse #8 Production: Official Kiddie-Lit Conferencer?
Perhaps foolishly, I have signed myself up to be one of the Conference Bloggers of the American Library Association's Conference in New Orleans. This is a good PR move on my part, but it does suggest that I shall have to take time to report regularly on the comings and goings of the conference proper. I should note right now that I won't be at the conference until Friday, so if any of you have stopped by for updates, you'll have to wait on it. Nothing exciting will happen before Friday anyway. Also, since this is my first ALA Conference, I'm going to take it slow. Not too many informative sessions involving the term, "Get Excited About". Not too many speakers. Just schmoozing with all the schmoozable abilities at my command.
I feel that I am up to this bloggish challenge (not least because the Conference Center has - HA HA - wireless internet access). With that in mind I have taken a gander at the other library bloggers with an eye towards the competition. The children's literature competition, that is.
As it stands, I'm in the clear. The American Association of School Librarians has a blog, but as of this writing it mostly consists of students saying, "Hi!", in a remarkably perky fashion. I'm familiar with Hockey Librarian and librarygrrrl but I'm not sure how. Neither of them are children's librarians anyway. YALSA has a blog, but they're teenish and I'm kiddish. The two mix only when it comes to middle readers (The Amulet of Samarkand is OURS, dammit!). Quiddle seemed to fit but then I discovered all her references to YALSA. J'accuse!
What are we to conclude from all of this? I hereby proclaim myself the ONLY children's librarian to appear as a Conference Blogger. Ho ho! The power. She rushes to me head. My schedule to follow eventually.