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ERIC Number: EJ839627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Remembering Kate and Kathy: Two Passionate Youth Librarians Leave Behind a Lasting Legacy
Smith, Vicky
School Library Journal, v55 n3 p36-37 Mar 2009
For children's book lovers, the world was infinitely glorious on Monday, January 26, 2009, as the winners of the American Library Association's (ALA) awards were announced at the midwinter meeting in Denver. But two days later, a drunk driver slammed into a taxicab, killing two children's librarians as they were on their way to the Denver International Airport, and suddenly the librarians' world was stopped cold. In this article, the author relives her memories with Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz. Kate was the head of youth services at the Perrot ("rhymes with snot") Memorial Library in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and chair of the 2002 Caldecott Committee. Kathy was Kate's right-hand woman. Kate inspired the author to keep challenging herself, while Kathy's collegial support gave her the confidence that she could, perhaps, succeed. All of the people who were touched by Kate and Kathy know that they would want them to "carry on" the endeavors they cared about. Individuals in the children's book world are busily picking themselves up and getting back to the work of publishing the best children's books, the work of putting those books into the hands of children, the work of Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) (where Kate was slated to be its next president).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Connecticut