blog post from my friend and admired colleague, Linda Jerome, the teen librarian at the LaCrosse Public Library yesterday, and it spurred me to immediate action! Linda has been running a book discussion group for adults reading teen books, and has specifically invited other librarians, school personnel and others with a professional interest in the topic--including adult services librarians. The book club isn't on the clock, it's a fun, extra thing to do that has added benefits of deepening connections with others in the field, nurturing collaborative opportunities, and giving you more chances to talk about books for teens with others who work with that age group.
I put the word out to a few likely folks in this area, and have received several enthusiastic responses. Still working on the logistics, but it is great to know there are others who are interested. And if you are in the Eau Claire area and wish you could join us--you can! Just let me know and I'll add you to the list. If this sounds cool to you, it seems pretty easy to replicate.