|Justin meets the Dutch|
guys for the first time in NJ.
A couple weeks ago I asked a few friends to help launch an international campaign to help our friends, Erik and Jaap by raising $10,000 to lend a hand for their weekly video program, This Week in Libraries.
Our team consists of Jan Holmquist (Denmark) and Mylee Joseph (Australia). From the United States we have the west coast represented by Justin Hoenke, east coast by Loida Garcia Febo and the south by me.
|Me in my official LBI Tour shirt|
The first time I met Erik and Jaap blew my mind. Traveling across the US, they told the kind of stories about libraries that made me want share with everyone I met. They introduced me to people who were doing amazing things, people who I still turn to for inspiration. Not only are the speakers amazing, Erik insists on asking the hard questions and delves to find answers that help us to think about what libraries need to do to exist into the future. One of my favorite segments was when they took us into the Media Literacy Event. At first I just listened but before it was over I was scribbling notes as fast as I could type. That's what happens when you listen to TWIL.
Pictures from their visit to NJ- enjoy!
PS - A special thanks to my friend and blogging buddy, Kathy Dempsey, for her help. Did you know she was the editor of their book and has been their American agent? She's been a huge help working with Erik and Jaap to keep the lines of communication open! Thanks Kathy.