Posted on 3 April 2011 Sunday

Great news for those of you in the Chicago area! On Tuesday 10 May, Cindy Pon, Nnedi Okorafor, Malinda Lo and Claudia Martinez will be at Barbara’s Bookstore on the University of Illinois Chicago Campus. Unfortunately, it’s a bit too far for me on a work day, but save that date if it’s close to you!

April is School Library Month. I hope to delight you with the presence of some incredible school librarians. If you know a school librarian who ought to be featured, please list them in the comments on this post. List the librarian’s first name and last initial, the city or school district  in which they work and why they are so outstanding, how they’ve touch you or how they go above and beyond to serve others. For every librarian listed, I’ll be donating two books to the Teen Book Drop. I’ll also follow up on the mentions and feature some of the librarians in interviews here on CrazyQuilts. Let’s create our own story now through April, 2011.

These dates are highlighted by the ALA

For persons of color interested in becoming a librarian, check out the Associations of Research Librarians’ Initiative to  Create a Diverse Workforce.

I thought I was doing a good job yesterday in posting books that help us remember. Well, I thought that until I read ALAN’s post of books that are flying under the radar along with indepth interviews. Clearly my effort was adequate at best.

Now, I’d love to find the rewind button on my calendar and replay this past week. On second thought, I think I’d prefer to hit fast forward and get this year over with. It’s hard to believe it’s April already.  Or that it’s only April. I do have spring flowers pushing through the ground and the high winds are preparing the way for warming weather. There was a line in a poem I learned in my French class that translates to say “In springtime, it all returns through hope”.

Happy Spring!

Happy Poetry Month!

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