|Image credit: Angie Manfredi on Twitter|
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
|Sackful of books ready to go back to Bellview library|
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Among links shared with readers as Religious Explorations administrative coordinator for a Unitarian Universalist church, here’s a thought-provoking post from DRESara at The Children’s Chalice. She identifies a flaw in the Golden Rule, that it “presumes that I can use myself as the measuring stick for ‘normal.’” DRESara suggests that instead, people observe the “Platinum Rule,” to “Treat others the way they would like to be treated.”
|Image source: Lawrence Public Library on Facebook|
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.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Part of the time I might have spent blogging this week was spent considering my past history as a blogger and the purpose of my two blogs, Cynthia Parkhill: Library Assistant, Volunteer and Advocate and Librarian on a Bicycle.
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.”
Here are recent posts to social media in my professional role as Administrative Coordinator for the Religious Explorations program at a church in Ashland, Oregon, the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. When curating these items, I look for resources and commentary that strengthen constituent families.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon (Doubleday, 2014) occupies a category whose past luminaries include J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and numerous science-fiction and fantasy series.
As The Word Exchange opens, a woman named Ana explains that her father disappeared from the “Dictionary.” And her statement is doubly true.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
|Shelving books during move-in at the new Middletown library|
Sunday, January 4, 2015
During this past semester, Parkhill completed additional coursework for certification of specialization in library service to children.
Parkhill and her family live in Ashland, Ore., where she works part-time as a library assistant. She has many fond memories of regular visits to the Calistoga library.
Submitted to the Weekly Calistogan
and Calistoga Tribune
Saturday, January 3, 2015
In its quarterly journal, the Oregon Library Association gives special attention to library support staff. In a Dec. 15 blog post, the OLA's Support Staff Division summarizes and higlights articles to be found in the December 2014 edition.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal