It took most of the day what with delays at the airport and head winds slowing us down, but there are now hundreds more of us roaming through the streets of downtown Seattle for ALA.

How nice to see some library luminaries on the flight up from Houston (or is it over?). Bonnie Kunzel, past president of YALSA, Jane Claes, on the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, and Victor Schill, past BBYA and QP Committee member were all on board. There were many others all heading to ALA. We were a quiet group on the flight mostly because all of us (duh!) were reading. However, by now many have made their way to various eateries and are enjoying the wonderful city of Seattle.

No meetings for me until tomorrow afternoon. That gives me time to get my ALA materials and then head off to the first of many meetings, the Margaret Edwards Committee. With any luck, the committee will settle on the 2007 recipient tomorrow. After that, it is off to the USBBY session with Terry Trueman.

Keep up with all the fun and work as we bloggers let those of you who could not come to the lovely Seattle what you are all missing.

Posted by Teri Lesesne

About Teri Lesesne

I am a professor of YA lit in the department of library science at SHSU in Texas. I am an active YALSA member, an author of two professional books, a blogger, and a grandmother of 6. I am on the Printz 2010 Committee and the YALS Editorial Board currently. I have also served on the QP, Edwards, and Odyssey Committees.

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