Tag: conference reports

BookExpo Highlights from A (Autographs) to B (Books)

BookExpo Highlights from A (Autographs) to B (Books)

Lynn: Cindy and I are just back from BookExpo America 2016, which was held in Chicago this year, and we had a great time. Publishers and books stretched from one end of McCormick Place to the other! We discovered some publishers new to us, met incredibly helpful people, brought home some terrific books and galleys, […]

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There's No Place Like Home…

There's No Place Like Home…

Cindy and Lynn: We are safely home from #alaac14 and all we can say, is that if we ever have to return to Las Vegas for an ALA conference, we want a super hero like Gene Luen Yang’s The Shadow Hero to accompany us. You’ll have to get the stories from others. Forget the cliche, […]

Post-Conference Fog Relief

Post-Conference Fog Relief

Lynn and Cindy: We ARE back from the ALA Annual Conference and it WAS wonderful!  We’ve been in a post-conference fog that seems to take longer to recover from every time.  Great sessions, wonderful meetings, catching up with friends and, of course, scoring fabulous books at the exhibits.  Thanks SO much to all the generous […]

We Can't Wait to Read These – Conference Swag!

We Can't Wait to Read These – Conference Swag!

Lynn:  I know, I know – some people have ALL the luck!  Generous publishers send us things AND now we have boxes of awesome conference swag to add to our to-read stacks.  Well, we do know how lucky we are and this post isn’t intended to taunt but rather to let you all know what […]

More SUPER ALA Conference Adventures

More SUPER ALA Conference Adventures

Cindy: It’s not every day as a librarian that you get to feel like a superhero! I can’t believe we forgot to include our caped adventure at the Scholastic celebration for Dav Pilkey and the forthcoming publication of Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers in our previous conference post. This photo really […]

Bookends in New Orleans

Bookends in New Orleans

Cindy: What is it about dieting that makes you see tempting food everywhere? New Orleans is probably one of the worst places to go while trying to avoid sweets and carbs but when even the books start making you salivate things are bad! Lynn and I are wrestling with post-ALA-Conference stupor this morning but wanted […]

Conference Glow

Conference Glow

Cindy and Lynn: We are home from the wonderful ALA Midwinter Meetings and despite our return very late last night to a winter storm and snowy roads we are still experiencing a post-conference glow.  It was a terrific conference!  We got to see and hear some amazing speakers, our meetings were interesting and stimulating and […]

Cindy & Lynn's Best Books of 2010

Cindy & Lynn's Best Books of 2010

Cindy: We attended our state school library conference (Michigan Association for Media in Education) this week. Lynn and I presented our annual list of our favorite books of the year. We provided two hour-long booktalk presentations to over 150 school librarians. One session was devoted to fiction and the other featured nonfiction, graphic novels and […]

Reward Piles: or, M&Ms in Book Form

Reward Piles: or, M&Ms in Book Form

Cindy and Lynn: Pavlov would have loved us. We’re behavior mod kind of gals. We’re assigned reading by Booklist and by each other for the blog and somehow, even if it’s a book you wanted to read, once someone assigns it to you a bit of the shine disappears. So, enter the beauty of the […]

Librarians Make Terrible Pets

Librarians Make Terrible Pets

Cindy and Lynn: We’re home from ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference laden with books and new ideas and are ready to return you to our regularly scheduled blog posts tomorrow. The exhibit halls are always fun for us, and usually worth a good photo op. A few years ago we captured Lynn posing with Iron Man, […]