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Big News!



Remember when I posted about running on the ballot for the 2013 Printz Committee? Well, I got a call today that I was elected onto the committee!! I am thrilled beyond words and I can't wait to meet the other committee members and discuss YA.

I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all the readers, bloggers, and librarians who helped spread the word and who voted for me. I feel so loved and I'm so amazed at all the congrats that keeps pouring in-you guys are seriously making me blush!!

But wait...what does this mean for the blog?

As of right now, I don't know. I'll keep it going, I know that, but I think the amount of postings will go down come February 2012 when committee work starts. Most likely the amount of reviews will decrease as well, but I'm hoping to post more booklists, reader's advisory materials, program ideas, and Tween Tuesdays.

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  1. That's awesome! Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations, Sarah! I thought it would be this when I came from twitter! You must be thrilled!

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  3. Congratulations. You do a wonderful job on your blog, so I suspect you'll be great on the committee.

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  4. Wonderful news, Sarah!! You're the perfect choice.

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  5. Congrats!! That is sooooo awesome. Librarians everywhere are turning green with envy....well, this librarian is green anyway. Enjoy!

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  6. I know I already said it on Twitter, but congrats!! That's so exciting, and I know you'll do an awesome job on the committee.

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  7. YAY!! Congratulations!!! What an exciting adventure to be a part of :)

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  8. That's awesome news! That is the one awards committee I would choose too. Enjoy all those great reads!

    Jen

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  9. Congratulations again! It's well deserved!

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  10. Awesome! Congrats! I know you'll do great!
    LF

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  11. Many congrats. Well-deserved! Now, if they'd only finish casting The Hunger Games :)

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  12. Wow, that's fantastic! Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  14. Congrats! That's awesome news. So excited for you.

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  15. Awesome and amazing and wonderful news, because you are a librarian ninja and deserve awesome and amazing and wonderful things. :D

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  16. Wow, that's wonderful! Congrats! :D

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  17. That's fantastic! Congratulations! You will do a wonderful job and will be a great innovator on the team.

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  18. Oh my gosh, you are? You made it? I am SO happy for you!!! *hug* :D

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  19. I'm catching up on my blog feeds and reading your posts in reverse order of how you posted them. So much good news!!!!!

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee