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A sad day

The library world has lost two wonderful women. Kate McClelland, President-Elect of the Association for Library Service to Children, and Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Memorial Library head of youth services, were both killed in a tragic accident as passengers in a taxi on the way to the airport following the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Denver. I will always remember Kathy’s wise and conscientious evaluation of audiobooks when I was a new member of the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee. Her charm and warm friendship welcomed me into the ALSC community, and I cannot imagine the world without her. My thoughts are with Kate and Kathy’s family members, and with the young people of the Perrot Memorial Library, who must all be inconsolable.

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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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