New Year, New Goals

Hey y’all. I was working on a post with my ten favorite graphic novels that I purchased for the collection this year, but it got stalled and I’m having trouble finishing it – let’s just say that Princess Ugg by Ted Naifeh; Nimona by Noelle Stevenson; Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, et al; Buzz! by Ananth Panagariya and Tessa Stone; and Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson were some of my absolute faves, and you should absolutely get them for your collection if you haven’t already.

So! 2015 was a pretty good year for me, professionally. I started officially doing teen services stuff, I did my first school visits, planned some great big-ticket programs, and went to my first professional conference. I started more aggressively looking for ways to develop professionally, which will continue into 2016 when I give my first conference presentation (!!!!). I’d like to pay more attention to this blog, and make an effort to update at least once a week, even if it’s just to let you know how a program turned out or what excellent comics I’m reading.

(A friend and I also came up with the #52comics2016 challenge, where you pledge to read 52 unique comic/graphic novel titles this year, and you can follow my progress on my tumblr at that hashtag.)