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September 28, 2011


The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies librarianship. To be awarded annually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master’s candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program. Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition […]

book review: Best. Ramadan. Ever

September 22, 2011


title: Bestest. Ramadan. Ever author: Medeia Sharif date: Flux; 2011 main character: Almira Abdul It’s hard to see how Almira is having the bestest Ramadan ever. Boys at her school continue to make passes at her mom, her grandfather annoys everyone in the family with his old-fashioned views on life and it looks like she’s […]

Latino Heritage Month @Purdue

September 18, 2011


Saturday, Oct. 13. Presented by Purdue’s Black Cultural Center, “Platanos and Collard Greens” is a comedy about two college students, a Latina and an African-American, who fall in love. Their families are forced to confront and overcome biases while the couple defends their bond to family and friends. Place:Stewart Center, Fowler Hall Time: 8:00pm I’m seriously considering the drive […]


September 18, 2011


Does your work day have a rhythm, a flow that helps you feel like you’re accomplishing something? This changing work market where we’re all expected to do more with less creates a tension that makes it difficult to relax into a flow. I think one advantage I have by being in a low performing school […]

Librarians of Color

September 14, 2011

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If you’re anywhere near Denver, CO you won’t want to miss the largest gathering of Reformistas to celebrate REFORMA’s 40th Anniversary and participate in our fourth annual conference. This four day event (September 15 – 18, 2011) is expected to draw over 500 participants and promises to be the best REFORMA National Conference ever. The […]

Male Monday: Bil Wright

September 12, 2011


Male Monday began with Ari @ Reading in Color      Last week, my much awaited copy of Putting Make Up on the Fat Boy arrived.  For months, I’ve had a copy of Wright’s previous novel, When the Black Girl Sang but haven’t read it yet. It’s gotten many good reviews and I know I […]

review: Heart of a Samurai

September 11, 2011


title: Heart of a Samurai author: Margi Preus date: 2010, Amulet Books main character: Manjiro “John Mung” While on a routine fishing expedition, 14 year old Manjiro and his shipmates are overtaken by a storm and left shipwrecked on an island. They are eventually rescued, but not by their fellow Japanese countrymen. This creates a […]


September 11, 2011

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It’s Cybils time! The call for judges has gone out and bloggers have until 15 September to apply. I judged YA nonfiction last year and really appreciated the opportunity to critically read some of the best non-fiction books of the year. Because I was invested in the process, I paid more attention to the events […]

Is there a special librarian that you love?

September 7, 2011


Through September 12:  Nominations are open for the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Ten librarians will win $5,000! Learn more about the I Love My Librarian Award in the digital supplement to American Libraries magazine: Promote the Award Promotional tools are available on the award Web page at (click on […]