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Making College Accessible

June 30, 2011

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Someone told me that to be a good librarian, I shouldn’t just read librarian related materials. This makes sense because librarians should be able to guide users to all kinds of information. For example, as a high school librarian, I have numerous conversations with students and staff about college. I was glad to see this […]

True confession

June 29, 2011


You know how I’m always going on and on about diversity, about the need to expand our reading so we can expand our world? Well, I have to admit I don’t always practice what I preach. There are certain people I don’t like and will not read about. They’re vampires. I don’t like them (or […]

New and Upcoming

June 28, 2011


July. Already. I’ve just added several new titles to my new book list, so why not just post the upcoming POC titles?  Please feel free to add titles I’m missing in the comments. Silhouetted by the blue  by Traci L. Jones; Farrar Straus and Giroux: Seventh-grader Serena Shaw is trying to keep up at school while rehearsing for the lead […]

Just passin’ time

June 27, 2011


I’m not sure whether the 4thof July or a son turning 29 does more to make me feel the passing of summer and the need to tend to my ‘to do’ list. At the top of my growing list has been searching for a new job. I haven’t had much luck yet, but I’m hopeful! […]

review: The Queen of Water

June 25, 2011


title: Queen of Water author: Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango date: Delacorte Press, 2011 main character: Maria Virginia Farinango Queen of Water is a contemporary tale of Ecuador. It is the age old story of haves vs. have-nots and how the most powerless (mostly  women and children and double so if you are a […]

Saturday Plans

June 24, 2011

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Here’s how you say “hello” in several different Native languages: Halito (Chickasaw & Choctaw) Aya (Miami) Yá’ át’ ééh (Navajo) Niit (Tsimshian) I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow! While ALL my fellow librarians are in NOLA at @ALA11, I plan to go to the Eiteljorg’s 19th annual Indian Market and Festival. In addition to displays […]

Diversify Your Reading!

June 23, 2011


Summer is my kind of reading time! The only thing better? Reading to win books! Thanks so much to Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon for prompting readings to diversify their reading choices with this great summer challenge! Who can enter and what can you win? Here are a few of the details: Libraries: We invite librarians […]

Free Summer Audiobooks

June 23, 2011


SYNC Summer 2011 has launched with 16 free YA & Classic books! The first YA novel / Summer Reading Classic pairing  is available June 23 – June 29 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare download here: These upcoming titles will be of particular interest to readers of this blog: Available July 7 […]

A Good Cause

June 21, 2011

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Yesterday, Carleen @ White Readers Meet Black Authors posted information about an online auction to support author L.A. Banks. You may know Ms. Banks from her recent YA novel, Shadow Walker.  Several authors and others involved in the publishing word have donated items to support Ms. Banks who is much in need of assistance with medical […]