Here’s What It Means to Miss New Orleans

New Orleans is ready and waiting for librarians.

My husband and I haven’t missed a Mardi Gras in 15 years, and when we were there in February, we heard over and over from everyone how happy and grateful they were that the librarians would be back in June. Let’s show this gallant city what we know to be true, that libraries change lives.

This year, more than ever before, this most unique of American cities will welcome our support as we gather to share our strengths and as YALSA kicks off plans for celebrating our 50th anniversary as an organization. 2007 is going to be quite a party!

In the meantime…

  • Read With Your Ears at YALSA’s audiobooks precon Friday
  • Laugh with Jack Gantos, David Lubar, Mo Willems and Lisa Yee at Friday evening’s Booklist Forum
  • Celebrate Jackie Woodson as the 2006 Margaret A. Edwards winner at Saturday’s luncheon
  • Cheer for the 2006 Printz Award winners at Monday’s reception
  • Take a second look at 21st century YA lit at Pam Spencer Holley’s President’s Program
  • Meet with library partners in the exhibit hall, and
  • Network with colleagues as you enrich yourself with excellent programs.

All in a very special location, New Orleans.

Too much to miss even one minute. See you there.

Mary Arnold
Co-Chair, YALSA 50th Anniversary Committee

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One Comment

  1. Nichole Gilbert [Member]

    The Alex Program on Saturday afternoon has a great line up of 2006 Alex Award winning authors: A. Lee Martinez, Neil Gaiman, Greg Galloway, Susan Paltrow, and Jeannette
    Walls!

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