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January 11, 2017

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I have a new ‘do! I never did pick a word for 2017, haven’t set any goals (well, except one) and haven’t made any resolutions. Yet, this year feels so new and so filled with possibilities! For the first time, I paid attention to the solstice, watching the shortness of those deep dark days of […]

Study African Cinema This Spring

March 7, 2011

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2011 spring workshop flyer Attached is information about the Indiana University African Studies Program spring workshop for teachers.  The workshop is FREE, will last 3 1/2 hours on Saturday April 9th, and the topic is Teaching Contemporary Africa through Film. Over the years, I’ve done several workshops through IU’s African Studies Center and if you’re at all able to […]

New YALSA Journal

November 16, 2010


The Young Adult Library Services Association launched the inaugural issue of its open-access, peer-reviewed electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults at The journal will be published quarterly beginning in November 2010, with issues following in February, May and August. The first issue highlights paper presentations from YALSA’s Young Adult Literature […]

A Computer Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

September 15, 2010

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One thing I’ve learned is that it’s very easy to criticize the decisions of policy makes. What’s not so easy is to have a larger vision that takes in the needs of a wide range of people. Just as an example, it was easy for me to criticize decisions to not support Google products by […]

A Print Read

March 23, 2010


Although the pain in my neck tells me I’m living online, I do take the time to do offline, informative reading as well. Sometimes the journals pile up and wait months before I get to them, but this month there have been very informative articles that couldn’t wait. I’ve already mentioned the current School Library […]

pre PhD: preparing Black Men

August 3, 2009


Subject: University of Pennsylvania PhD Prep Program for Black Men The University of Pennsylvania is launching an 18-month Academy  here that focused on preparing Black men for admission to Ph.D. programs in education immediately upon completion of their undergraduate studies. They will begin the Academy this fall with 10 Black males who are  in their […]

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 […]

Graduating Males

September 6, 2008

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In a recent report by the Schott Foundation, my school district was seen as The Worst in the country in terms of Black male graduation rates.  While the powers spin wheels, defending themselves by claiming a 53% rather than 19% rate, I see either as a dreadful wake up call! One small thing I’m doing […]

Library Diversity Initiative

August 31, 2008

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The State Library recently announced receipt of a $1 million grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services for recruiting and educating 30 ethnically/racially diverse students for Indiana’s Librarians Leading in Diversity project. Potential candidates must apply to the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (IU SLIS) by September 15, 2008. The […]