Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2009«

Operation:: TEEN BOOK DROP

March 31, 2009


Join rgz, GuysLitWire, and YALSA as we celebrate Support Teen Literature Day on April 16th! We’ll be dropping 8,000 books into hospitals across the country for teens. You can participate by dropping a YA book in your community on April 16th. Grab a label from our website. Then join our TBD Post-Op Party at […]

An Extreme Librarian

March 30, 2009


I’m not much of a fan of the show Extreme Makeover. I hate the way it brings me to tears every daggone time I watch. I’ll be watching this week in May, though! A local Indianapolis man, Bernard McFarland, has been selected to receive a new home. He works for the same school district as […]

When I grow up I wanna be………….

March 30, 2009


Someone recently called me a ‘literati’. It was a wonderful, yet undeserved compliment. Literati, I am not. My undergrad degree is in economics, I entered education as a Social Studies teacher and stumbled in to the field of librarianship through a love of books and a program that funded my MLS. I’m a school media […]

book review: Blue Jasmine

March 29, 2009


title:  Blue Jasmine                                                                    author: Kashmira Sheth publisher: Hyperion, 2004 main character: Seema Trivedi (award:  Paul Zindel First Novel Award; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award; IRA Children’s Book Award: Notable Book) Seema’s dad’s job is transferring him to work in the US. So, Seema and her immediate family pack up to move to be with him. This […]

Splash Award

March 27, 2009


Thank you so much for nominating me for the Splash Award, Susan! The Splash award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring blogs.  Upon receipt of the award, one must 1) Put the logo on your blog/post. 2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you. 3) Be […]

How ’bout an MLS degree?

March 26, 2009


The Indiana State Library last summer received a $1 million grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to recruit 30 ethnically diverse students for the Indiana Librarians Leading in Diversity (I-LLID) project. The first class of 10 students began classes January 12, 2009. Seven students currently attend SLIS – Indianapolis and three students […]


March 26, 2009

Comments Off on R.I.P.

Unlike many people, I can’t name a favorite movie or a favorite song. I can, however name my favorite historian, now and forever: John Hope Franklin. Let perpetual light shine upon him. It is with deep sorrow that Fisk University announces the loss of one of the nation’s preeminent historians and humanitarians, Dr. John Hope Franklin, Class […]

Ya gotta love Monday!

March 24, 2009


Add some zing to your week by starting it on Monday’s with Black Eye’d Susan’s Little Lovin’ Mondays! Every Monday, a little love is given to posts of interest throughout the blogosphere. I even add a little something I thought was sooooooooooo hilarious this week!!


March 23, 2009


Global Citizen Year is building a new generation to lead the fight against global poverty. By engaging Fellows in a transformative bridge year of global engagement we ensure that students develop the civic savvy and global fluencies they need to approach college, their careers and their lives with perspective, purpose and passion.