I’m “Mrs. Mac,” a School Librarian holding a BS and MS in Elementary Education, and an MLS in Library Science. I’m so proud to have just completed a 2-year term serving on the 2019 John Newbery Committee, working hard to choose the most distinguished book in America for 2018. Even though it was a lot of work, serving on it was the professional high point of my career.
I was an Elementary teacher in NYC for more than 20 years, and also spent years as an Elementary, Middle and High School Librarian in NYC and MA. I’ve also been a Technology Teacher and Substitute Teacher in FL. Now I’m an Elementary School Librarian once again because what goes around, comes around!
I’m actively involved with the American Library Association (ALA), The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).
I’m also very proud to have been selected as an ALA Spectrum Scholar in 2007, and to have been selected to give the graduation speech at the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) ceremony held at Simmons College (now Simmons University) in Boston 2008. Go Sharks!
I love to read and review books, so put those loves together when I created this blog back in 2012. I’d like to give a “shout out” and “thank you” to publishers who send me ARC’s (Advanced Reading Copies) or ebook versions in return for honest reviews. It’s always fun meeting them at ALA’s National Conferences, and seeing books on store shelves AFTER I’ve already read them.
Have fun reading my reviews, and be sure to ask yourself “Should I Read it or Not?”