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Health Information Added to Magazine

April 29, 2007

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  Family Digest Magazine, dedicated to the health of Black Americans, will add a health section to include significant focus on pre-teens.  No ther publication or media provides editorial focused on this segment that suffers disproportionately from asthma, diabesity and obesity.   A free subscription to the online publication is available from the magazine’s website. […]

Jacqueline Woodson

April 29, 2007

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  If you have a little time, here’s a nice, short interview of Ms. Woodson on her publisher’s website.  The interview comes along with an announcement of her new book, Feathers.

Lynn Dean Ford Scholarship

April 29, 2007

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The Indianapolis Association of Black Journalists has had very little interest in their annual $1,000 scholarship and they have extended the deadline.  They will consider college students majoring in journalism, as well as high school seniors who have written for their school newspapers or can otherwise demonstrate a commitment to our field. To be eligible, […]

Top Ten

April 22, 2007

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OK, I’m borrowing this topic from a thread on LM_NET, a listserve for school media specialists. The question asked was “What are the top ten circulating books in your library”? Not only did I learn what the most popular books are in my library, but I learned how to generate this using Follett’s Destiny. I […]

Interesting Class

April 20, 2007

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This class information was recently posted on YALSA-listserv. I think it looks like an interesting way to learn about activities that can make libraries more inviting to young people. There is something about the link between images and words that is quite powerful that I am just beginning to become aware of. If I had […]

Need Money?

April 18, 2007

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Applications for Target Store Grants are available either at your local Target store or online. The grants, of up to $3,000, focus on arts, family violence prevention and reading. Reading grants are awarded to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations, supporting programs such as weekend book clubs, after-school reading programs and events encouraging family reading time.

library 2.0

April 17, 2007

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If you’re looking for different ways to involve teens in your library, you might design projects or workshops for budding videographers using Make Internet TV. This site has step-by-step instructions for shooting, editing and publishing online videos that can be watched and subscribed to by millions of people. The site is connected to the MITV […]

May She Rest in Peace

April 16, 2007

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I received this tragic news via the YALSA listserv today: Author Janet McDonald passed away last Wednesday, apparently from cancer. There was a memorial service for her today in Paris where she was a resident. Some biographical information: Janet McDonald was raised in the projects with a genius IQ and eventually became a member of […]

Webcast of Summit on Media Violence – Tomorrow, April 17th

April 16, 2007

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Webcast of Summit on Media Violence – Tomorrow, April 17th National League of Cities (NLC) President Bart Peterson, Mayor of Indianapolis, will be hosting the NLC Summit on Media Violence and its Impact on Children through a live webcast on Tuesday, April 17. Hear about the current status of violence in the media, the academic […]