More things happened in 2014 than any year in my personal and professional recent history.
I finished my Ph.D., the culmination of nine and a half years of effort, testing everything about myself.
We moved into our fabulous new library after a year and a half in limbo, and even longer thinking about it. I can't express the difference it has made to the school community.
I served on the 2015 Odyssey audiobook award committee, my first national award committee, for ages 0-18, and was appointed to the 2016 Batchelder award committee for books in translation.
I hosted 500 of my colleagues for the Alabama Library Association annual conference.
I coordinated two USBBY programs for ALA Midwinter and Annual (and, since I was reappointed, will have four more opportunities to put together those over the next couple of years…)
I traveled abroad (to London, Dublin, Mexico City, and Vienna) and domestically (Philadelphia, D.C. -- three times, Las Vegas, Amherst, Key West, and Minneapolis). I don't have any frequent flyer miles left, but it was worth it.
I started coaching some terrific kids for Scholar’s Bowl.
I don't know what 2015 holds, but this year was downright amazing.