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Not Trying to be Authoritative, Just Sayin’

August 24, 2017

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I’m always working on something! One of my current projects involves working with my department members on updating our instructional programming. I look to the new ACRL information literacy framework for my guidance on this. For librarians transitioning from the old standards or even from bibliography instruction this can be a challenge. Our conversation yesterday […]

Sunday Morning Reads

February 12, 2017

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Perhaps today’s post is going to be an uncomfortable one, but in opening up conversations about money and finances with my friends and family, I’ve found a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas. Discomfort is a sign of growth. We usually think of money and finances when we think of economics, but this science is actually […]

ALA Youth Media Awards

February 5, 2015

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While there were numerous books, authors and illustrators recognized this past week for their outstanding contribution to children and young adult literature, I’d like to give special recognition to the following authors of color for their contribution to young adult literature. The pressure is on to get the typing correct and not to miss anyone. […]

Rap It Up

February 2, 2015

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My original plan was simply to get a pass for the exhibit hall, spend a couple of days at ALA Midwinter in Chicago, and head home. But these were not the best laid plans, as they grew exponentially. I was invited to the ALSC Day of Diversity on Friday, I embraced the opportunity to room […]

Time To Check In

January 25, 2015

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OK, are you going to ALA Midwinter? What do you plan/hope to do while there? I’ll be there! I’m at the Day of Diversity on Friday, Presenting an Ignite Session on Saturday, searching the Exhibit Hall for books by authors of color and looking to meet those same authors every chance I get. I’m connecting […]

Ending Out the Year

December 29, 2014

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I know, I know! It’s been a while. Please know that I have no intentions of walking away from this blog. I think promoting literacy for teens of color as well as promoting authors of color and their works is too important. Life sometimes just gets in the way. This is going to be a […]

REFORMA National Conference

August 10, 2014

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I received the following in an email from REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. Are you doing research on the Latino community and its library needs? If so, please consider submitting a proposal to the Fifth REFORMA National Conference. The Call for Proposals is here: http://www.reformanationalconference.org/#!proposals/c4dl Program […]

call for proposals: REFORMA

July 24, 2014

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The Call for Proposals to present at the Fifth REFORMA National Conference (RNC5) taking place in San Diego, CA, April 1-4, 2015, is now open! REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking Please visit the website below to get the information and send your proposals for leading […]

SundayMorningReads

June 1, 2014

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Another small press to put on your radar: Brown Girl Publishing. From their site: Our Company: Brown Girls Publishing is a boutique publishing company, focusing primarily on digital content, while still providing printed books through Amazon. Our goal is to provide a voice for literary fan favorites, while introducing the next generation of authors. Our Founders: Between […]