I also realized that I hadn't updated my Recent Clips with any clips since 2015 or 2016.
My nonfiction bibliography is now updated. I added Life + Library | Innovation, a story about libraries partnering affordable housing groups to offer a building with low-cost rentals for seniors in the same building as a library, and Community Central, about the now-open Wichita, KS, Central library.
Back to this year's Movers.
I can't say how much of a privileged it is to write about the innovators, change agents and other stupendous folks in the library world.
I've been writing Movers and Shakers profiles since late 2010 and I've interviewed about 90 people over the past 8 years. (Those of you who wonder why I'm so busy during the winter holidays, this is why.)
This year, I was excited to interview:
- Robin Bradford, the collection development librarian that everyone in genre, especially romance fiction, should follow on Twitter
- Kiara Garrett uses albums as an entry point to reader advisory
- Erin Hoopes created a Social Justice Symposium for Teens
- Roberta McCorkindale & Julie Syler, the two geniuses behind the Libraries Are for Everyone campaign
- Nathaniel Rasmussen may be the reason in a few years that your rural community offers high-speed wireless internet using TV White Space
So everything is now up-to-date until June.
Sometimes next month, an article I wrote for VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) with my colleague Danielle Dreger-Babbitt will post online. More after that is published. Or more two or three months from now because that's my blogging track record.)
Wait, next month is tomorrow. Noooooo!