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National Library Week – you belong @ your library

So National Library Week starts today which is complicated because it’s a Sunday and most libraries are closed on Sunday. It’s also Easter which means some more libraries are closed on Easter. So this is good news if you’re scheming … Continue reading

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telling it like it is a reading list from 1970

“The Mod-Mod Read-In Paperback Book List was produced in 1970, under the auspices of the Young Adult Services Division, the precursor of the Young Adult Library Services Association. From the titles, it seems to be an ancestor of both Popular … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week as seen through its funders’ eyes

More on the Chicago Defender. Here are my old Banned Books Weeks posts: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. I skipped 2005. It’s time for a review of Banned Books Week. This year most of my … Continue reading

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show us the numbers re: new librarian jobs

If the numbers are there, I’d like to see them. Otherwise this speculation about the graying of the profession doesn’t really seem to be fact-based. “ALA is still promoting the idea that we are approaching a librarian shortage and cannot … Continue reading

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two previews for you

1. new.nypl.org 2. americanlibrariesmagazine.org Both in beta. Both delicious improvements, in my opinion. Enjoy. Happy holidays!

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