So — It’s kind of a funny thing. I got on ALSC’s Grants Administration Committee as a way of doing my time in hopes I’d be considered a good candidate for the Newbery Committee some day. After two years on the Children and Technology Committee, I did two years on the Grants Administration Committee — and this year I’m committee chair.
The funny thing? I’m really enjoying it. Yes, it is tough to evaluate the different applications. (Fortunately, it’s not all up to me. We’ve got a committee for that.) But hearing what people are doing in their libraries helps make me excited about being a librarian. And touching the lives of children.
And now I get to help generous people give money to help that happen for other librarians in other libraries. And that’s a blessing.