CYPD 2014

In August I had the opportunity to attend and present at the CYPD (Children & Young People's Division) conference in Indianapolis.

The conference theme #NowTrending was right on topic for me since my Sunday session topic was using Twitter and my Monday keynote speech was centered around Connections.  

As a keynote speaker, I did feel a bit out of place... look at this lineup!

The conference was a great opportunity for me to connect with librarians from across the state and not just school librarians.  It was awesome to see old friends and make new ones as well.

My presentation on Twitter:

Let me be honest with you...the highlight of the evening was listening to Adam Gidwitz speak as well as meeting him.  What an amazing storyteller and all around nice guy!


Monday, I was the keynote speaker to a room filled with mostly public librarians.  After I got over my nervousness, I truly enjoyed sharing with them about the power of connections.  My professional life has been forever changed because of connecting.

My friend Lindsey Hill kindly videoed my entire keynote so I could watch it later.

Out of my comfort zone at CYPD?


Worthwhile & memorable?



  1. Sherry, I am so proud of you for these amazing opportunities you're getting to share you ideas. You're such a global thinker. Such an inspiring educator. Such a valued connector. I'm thankful to call you my friend.

    Also, your slideshares are freakin' GORGEOUS! Well done, pal! Thanks for sharing these presentation archives with all of us. I missed them the first time around, so I'm thankful that I got to "be there" with you today as you relived CYPD 2014 with all of us!


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