Sunday, June 24, 2012

American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference

This entry brought to you by "Honest Ground" from the album "The Elm Tree" by Kirby Heyborne.

I was fortunate to attend the American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Annual Conference!
I can't believe it!
Some highlights from the conference....
My new bff Daniel Kraus --
Me and Daniel Kraus










Liz Hannegan is the queen of librarians!
And sat next to me at the Newbery Banquet!












Lincoln Hoppe believes that taking a pic of his Newbery dessert will make it last longer.




Odyssey Honored Narrators

It was "amazing" to be a part of the Odyssey Awards at ALA 21012. The honored narrators (yay Lincoln!) blew me away with their live narration.

Thanks to Kelly Gildea for being a friend and the best producer. Hooray for Jessica Kaye for spending hours in the studio with me. Thanks to Daniel Kraus for creating characters and a story that were so fun to get lost in and so hard to forget.

Thanks to the Odyssey Committee and every librarian that ever lived. You enhance our lives one book at a time. This song's for you:

Hath not a librarian eyes?
Hath not a librarian hands?
We’ll lead you to the right book
Whether you’re a woman or a man.

If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
Do we not help in times of need?
Our knowledge of books is unsurpassed
If you prick us do we not read?

I’m a librarian!
Sing like a clarion!
We’re here and there-ian
With the strength of a bear-ian!

This is our prayer-ian
Our books we share-ian
There’s no comparian!
The Humanitarian
Oh great Librarian!

I’m a librarian!
Sing like a clarion!
We’re here and there-ian
With the strength of a bear-ian!

This is our prayer-ian
Our books we share-ian
There’s no comparian!
The Humanitarian
Oh great Librarian!
(Thank you to the librarian that caught this on film and posted on youtube!)
Kirby

Mary Burkey blogged about the ALA Conference, "Odyssey Award Rocks the House at ALA 2012. Read her comments: http://audiobooker.booklistonline.com/2012/06/26/odyssey-award-rocks-the-house-at-ala12/
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Beatriz P Wallace said...

Kirby, it was an honor to meet you and the other Odyssey narrators! It was truly the highlight of my year...aside from the weekend we chose the Odyssey-winning titles! : )

June 28, 2012 at 9:39 PM  

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