[Edited to Add, Tuesday morning -- I meant to say one more thing, dear readers: I am PERPETUALLY behind on email. I get a lot of blog-related emails. I am months behind, but I am making chinks in the stone and slowly getting caught up. If you've emailed me about something and you're thinking I'm rude and incommunicative ... well, no, all my emails this morning, as I try to catch up, begin with "sorry it took me months to reply." Is it weird to wish I had a 7-Imp Administrative Assistant? Anyway, I hope to get back to everyone soon.]
I don’t tend to do news’y-type posts here at 7-Imp, but it’s just time for a few announcements that I find worthwhile for one reason or another:
First, I just have to share this. My favorite musician, Sam Phillips, recently wrote this:
I’ve decided to make November “Art Month.” It seems like a more interesting way to kick off the holidays. Some say that food is the new rock n’ roll, so I say that art is the new food.
Okay, the announcements. I decided to use rock-and-roll hands, instead of boring bullets:
I’m currently in the second year of my two-year term as a member of the ALSC Grant Administration Committee for the American Library Association. It’s truly inspiring to read about what many innovative and enthusiastic librarians across the country are doing. We were encouraged to remind librarians about these grants; as you’ll see, some deadlines have passed, but not all of them. Please spread the word, librarians, and consider applying (if eligible). There are some great opportunities here.
Speaking of ALSC/ALA, I’m honored to be on the ballot for the Newbery 2016 committee, posted here.
Voting for ALSC members isn’t till Spring, but no matter the results, I am, as I said, honored to even be named there.