September 8, 2016
I'll be in the woods of Pennsylvania tonight, but not even tall trees, ticks, and lousy internet can stop me from slipping on my disco ball earrings and sitting in on a twitter chat at 2jennsbookclub. It's all about Burn Baby Burn there. Do you know these librarian superheroes? Here's a link on their website as an intro. Basically, they're two fierce YA librarians on a mission to, well, quench their envy of Mr.Schu while there showing teen fiction some love. I actually met one of the Jennifers ( Jennifer LaGarde) a few years ago, when I heard her speak at the Virginia School Libraries conference in Williamsburg. She was so wise and funny as she described her role as "librarian at large" for North Carolina. I especially remember her urgency around the idea of making the library the heart of a school. That idea has stayed with me in the years since, and I'm always impressed when I find librarians doing exactly that. Here's Jennifer Northrup's site for you, too. I love that they collaborate and that they have harnessed social media as a way to connect bookish ones and keep their spaces relevant. OK, the hashtag is #2jennsbookclub. Tonight, Sept 8, 2017, at 8 PM. Spread the word and let's boogie.