Nominations & Conference Destinations

I’m very humbled to announce that I have been nominated by my friend Buffy Hamilton for the 2009 Edublog Awards in the category of Best New Blog. I’m very flattered to be considered and I take it as a great compliment. (Although, as I look through the other sites nominated, I see a lot more teacher oriented blogs than librarian oriented blogs.) I do get a fancy badge for the blog, which gives it some color. Check it out!


In other news, I am gradually being peer pressured into attending ALA Midwinter 2010 next month in Boston. While it will certainly be very damn cold, the social opportunities to meet with other librarians that I have been Twittering, Facebooking, and Friendfeeding with is a powerful lure. (FriendFeeding sounds somewhat off.) I have to check as to whether I can get credit for a day worked for Friday since I will be paying my own way otherwise.

4179350993_2b806ab77e_o[1]And since I’m interested in the social opportunities more than what else is being offered (not that I can decipher it and have been encouraged not to as well), I’ve made a special blog badge for myself (linked to the left and in the sidebar).

I have an idea for something to do while things are going on; all I can say is that it involves a flip camera and some hustling around. Right now, I’m trying to figure out where I would stay (with friends or get a room) and a basic itinerary. I hope someone organizes a blogger meet-up. I would offer, but I have enough on my plate as it is!