Y'all. #TxLA17 was amazing!
The Texas Library Association annual conference is always great, but this year was really superb.
Here are some highlights from my week in gorgeous San Antonio:
- Tech Camp. Amy Mayer of friEDTechnolgy's sessions alone were worth the ticket price.
- Jennifer Niven & my BFF, Adam Silvera
- Shrimp Paesano. Never underestimate bonding over good food with your library peeps.
- Seeing so many of my TALL Texan 2016 family. #clearlysuperior
- Cory Doctorow.
- Talking about my fabulous TALL mentor to a group (thank you for everything, Kate)
- Mariachi in the morning
- Dancing to the Spazmatics at the President's All-Conference party. Walter Betts is the man.
- Sam Weller discussing Ray Bradbury
- Tuan Nguyen & Katie Halata
- Gene Yang. Genius.
- YA reading lists by the indomitable Teri Lesesne, Donalyn Miller, & Karin Perry
- Kid Lit vs. YA Lit Lip Sync Battle
- Talking the new draft-version of our state library standards with Donna Kearley & Liz Phillipi
- Meeting Nicola Yoon
- Books! Books! Books!
- Starting my tenure as YART Councilor