Where’s Storytime Katie?

I’m still here, I promise!

Life has taken a few turns this year, summer especially. I’m quite a bit behind in posting and I expect I’ll stay that way until the fall. Here’s why:

1. Summer Reading. Do I need to say more?
2. My sister’s wedding this August, where I’m Maid of Honor.
3. And my favorite reason why I haven’t been blogging: YALSA’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound (OBCB) committee.

I want to point you all to Kelly’s amazing post on what you can do to help out with OBCB.

For a short recap:

OBCB is a list aimed at 9th-12th students preparing to enter college, life-long learners, and anyone interested in furthering their education. This list is updated every five years. You can read the entire charge of the committee here, as well as look at what was selected for the 2009 list. Anyone is allowed to nominate a book for the 2014 list!!

Though this is a bit of a departure from the normal storytime antics happening here, I hope that you might have some books that you’d like to nominate. Our selection criteria is as follows:

  • Standard selection criteria consonant with the ALA Library Bill of Rights shall be applied.
  • Although copyright is not a consideration, all titles should be widely available.
  • Each category may have a special set of criteria.
  • Books can be in print or out of print, in hardcover or paperback.
  • Books that have appeared on earlier Outstanding Books lists or are available in revised editions are eligible.

If you’ve got a title to nominate, click on through to the nomination form.

If you have any questions, please let me know! Thanks in advance for all of your help!

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