Reba Tierney ended the Spring Forum Editor’s Note in the way I would like to begin mine: thank you Katherine Steiger. Your service and dedication to the Forum, the pulse of the MSLA, allows for a deep dive into our organization. The Forum provides a throughline of professional development from within. Massachusetts school libraries are an affinity group with talent and insight, and this is the platform. Katherine’s meticulous organization of this newsletter— including all the invisible back-end stuff— has left a legacy and made putting together this issue smooth and exciting. For me, getting first read on the award winners’ experiences and column expertise we have below has been rewarding. Thank you for your stewardship Katherine, and we hope to see you in print again soon.
As readers, we all know that the most important piece of gratitude you can give a writer is to read their work and I hope you take in what this issue offers. Also please check out our new features. Reba and I would love your feedback, but also your involvement.
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