I should have been a library specialist rather than a reading specialist
What gets me excited? Books.
Books + children.
Books in the right hands at the right moments.
Books that compliment other books, books that build a vast knowledge of our world and our selves.
Who are my favorite feed-reading rock stars?
Betsy Bird, Abby the Librarian, Jonathan Hunt, Ms. Yingling, Sondra Eklund, Shelf Elf, Bookshelves of Doom's Leila Roy, Julie Danielson at 7-Imp, John Shu, Travis at 100 Scope Notes, ..... Oh, I have to stop (and I am certain that I have forgotten some); my RSS reader is stocked with librarians!
Maybe I ought to forget the PhD in Reading Curriculum & Instruction and head over to the Library Science Department? Or maybe I should just put the dusty media specialist certification (that I paid $50 bucks for) to good use? Hmmmmm...... A plan might be hatching for 2013-14........