This has been my
favorite MLA session for years!  A panel
of five librarians from various libraries each describe a number of their
favorite books in a particular genre – 50 titles in 60 minutes.  This year’s genres included Nordic Crime,
Sci-Fi/Dystopia, Travelogues, Historical Fiction, and Young Adult Fiction. Each
panelist gave a short booktalk on approximately 10 titles in their chosen
genre.  Each booktalk is accompanied by a
slide presentation of the book cover. 
Lively, informative and often very funny, 50 in 60 is well worth sitting
in on.  Next time a patron is looking for
Nordic crime novels, I’ll have some new suggestions.

Nancy Maxwell
Virginia Public Library