readergirlz is a literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize. The rgz blog serves as a depot for news and YA reviews from industry professionals and teens. As volunteers return full force to their own YA writing, the organization continues to hold one initiative a year to impact teen literacy. All are welcome to "like" us on Facebook!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Thanks to the UW Information School!

Liz Gallagher and I (Holly) got to chat about readergirlz and YA this weekend with a roomful of librarians and future librarians at the UW Information School's iYouth Conference - a fantastic event! If they sound familiar, perhaps it's because you've seen this?

The brilliant spoof came out of the very same library school, and we even got to meet some of the stars and their friends! These are definitely some cheeky librarians and information specialists, and we were honored to be there.
Bonus: we got to hear keynoter Nancy Pearl tell her meaningful stories about the importance of children's and teen librarians and meet many educators dedicated to the future of learning.
Thank you so much for inviting us, UW Information School!


Little Willow said...

Fun times.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for representing rgz, ladies!

Lisa said...

Holly, Liz, and all you awesome readergirl divas - Thank you so much for coming and knocking everyone's socks off! You had amazing energy and enthusiasm, and we at iYouth are so proud and happy to have had you at our Conference! readergirlz rock!

- from all the iYouth Officers