Oh, how lame am I? I don’t post in weeks, months, eons, and when I finally do, it’s just to say, “This chick is saying something pretty cool.”
I’m back in the swing of things in my second year of Library School, and wow! This year is way busier than last year. I mean, I know that I involve myself in a lot of things on campus, probably too many. But I did the same thing last year and I was just fine. This is nutty!
The hectic-ness might, though, simply be related to the very exciting and awesome panel discussion we’ve been planning for Banned Books Week. You heard me, very exciting and awesome panel discussion. This idea has been floating around in my head for about a year and I’m so freaking glad it’s finally off the ground and flying. And I’m eternally grateful to my fellow student leaders, without whom I would never have been able to pull this off.
What, you want to know more? Alright: Next Thursday, October 2, three librarians (and maybe an author! still unconfirmed) will be coming to Beatley Library to talk about their experiences with book challenges. Ellen Girouard, school librarian at Cambridge Friends School, Penny Johnson, public librarian at Worcester Public Library, and Anne Moore, Special Collections Librarian at UMass Amherst and long-time member of ALA’s GLBT round table will be here to impart knowledge, experience, and words of wisdom to our population of soon-to-be bona fide librarians. So come, come, next Thursday from 6 to 8 in the evening. Listen to our speakers, ask questions, enjoy our lovely reception after the panel, and celebrate Banned Books Week. (Wait, does one really celebrate Banned Books Week? Um, come and become aware of Banned Books! Or something…)