Saturday Luncheon Keynote, Photo by Kate Elstad

I had the pleasure of joining the amazing school librarians of New York at the New York Library Association-SLMS Spring Conference 2011 this past weekend in Buffalo, New York.  Words can’t thank the conference organizers and attendees enough for their incredible hospitality and warm words of encouragement!  My luncheon keynote slidedeck is featured at the top of this post;  you can also view the slidedeck and resources for my morning concurrent session on “Inviting Student Participation in Your School Library Media Program.”    I’m looking forward to returning to New York this August to participate in the 2011 Carol A. Kearney Leadership Retreat: Think, Create, Share and Grow: Transforming Your School Library Leadership.

Buffy and Sue, Niagara Falls Visit May 2011

I’d also like to extend a special thank you to Sue Kretzer for taking time to drive me over to Niagara Falls-–I was absolutely thrilled to see this magnificent and awe-inspiring force of nature.  Getting to see such a beautiful natural wonder was the perfect finishing touch to a special weekend—thank you, Sue!