I am super honored and excited about a number of things coming up in the next few weeks. The first is Library ONCON, a free virtual conference using Google Hangouts. I will be leading the conversation on community engagement and simply cannot wait to hangout with everyone who registered! A big THANK YOU to Gwyn and Barbara for planning. They're both totally inspiring and I'm so pumped they invited me to participate in this first year of ONCON.
Also over the next couple days I will be presenting at On the Front Lines at the University of Illinois in Springfield. I always enjoy this conference immensely and more importantly, learn tons from my peers. If you're going to be there, please find me and say hello! I will be presenting The Modern Book Discussion and An Indie State of Mind.
Dominican University's GSLIS program, my alma mater, asked me to be a part of their alumni success program and I couldn't be happier to participate. Library programs can very occasionally get a lot of flack for a variety of reasons, however, I had an amazing graduate school experience. You can learn more about it here: http://bit.ly/1tNv3Qa
And finally, after two years of extremely hard work, the book that I have been working on with my partner in crime, Dr. Anthony Molaro, will be released in the spring of 2015.
This book has been a work for love for many people and I simply cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! You can pre-order a copy right now: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11142. It has so many amazing ideas, a foreword by R. David Lankes, and of course, the blood, sweat, and tears of yours truly.
Check it out! Buy a copy! Give them as gifts! Or check out a copy from your library. :)