|Image source: Lawrence Public Library on Facebook|
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
During #LibChat (a weekly Twitter-based chat among library professionals), I used the Storify social-curation platform to group users’ question-and-answer posts. The finished “stories” can be found on the splash page for my Storify account.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
In Robot Army Rampage (Quirk Books, 2014), the twins investigate local burglaries while continuing to delve into circumstances behind their parents’ abrupt disappearance.
Who is behind the local break-ins? Is the twins’ uncle’s attraction to a fellow scientist destined for a broken heart? And if the twins’ parents study soybeans for the government, how could their first date have involved writing a prize-winning paper in the field of laser science?
Sunday, January 25, 2015
One of the more noteworthy events to happen this week in the realm of school library services, was an action by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to adopt Oregon School Library Standards.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
From a review by Pamela Thompson among her Young Adult/high-school picks, Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen (Candlewick, 2014) takes its place on the list of books that I want to read.
Shortly after a new librarian shows up at Central High School, students begin walking around in a “zombie-like” daze. The protagonist, Cyn, and a guy she likes, Ryan, team up to take-on the “evil librarian.”
In her review, Thompson calls the book “Enticingly evil, freshly funny, winsomely wry, and eerily entertaining.”
Saturday, January 17, 2015
|My ‘Bobcat Ticket’ badge from last year.|
‘Be Safe. Be Respectful. Be Responsible.’
My co-presenters were Educational Assistant Doug Werner and child development specialist Diane Berry. The three of us emphasized that Bellview library is a place where “We are Safe, we are Respectful, we are Responsible.”
Specifically, the presentation included library “do’s” and “don’ts,” book care and alternatives to the “don’ts.”
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