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It's a Cool Job, and Maybe You Should Do It

A couple of days ago, as I was explaining our 3D printer to a highly enthusiastic young boy, he turned to me and said, “Your job is cool.” This declaration was shortly followed by, “This is the best library!” The lad, who instantly became my second-favorite kid in the world after… 849 more words

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Questions prompted by my search for a new library job

I’m job-hunting at the moment, and I’ve noticed that the whole business is fantastic for generating questions.

Sometimes it’s pretty wearing, as a lot of these questions take the form of endlessly second-guessing myself.  1,450 more words


Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights?

Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights?

This presentation will examine the relationship between copyright law and provisions in licensing agreements which are often in tension. 95 more words


'Financing' public libraries through permaculture

Glen Holt’s article ‘Getting Beyond the Pain’ assessing the impact of funding cuts on US libraries and suggests ways in which these libraries need to adapt to not only retain efficiency with less money, but also to maintain their relevance in an ever-evolving information age. 585 more words


How Would I Put Phil Shapiro's Knight News Challenge Project to Work in My Library?

I’m glad you asked!!

When I read the Knight Foundation’s special invitation to libraries for submissions to the Knight News Challenge, I didn’t run to put a submission together myself. 1,617 more words


Kids Say...Part 4

Every week at story hour we have a count of how many kids are there. I always ask them to show me that number on their fingers. 166 more words


on kidlit nonfiction, that incendiary nyt article, and "dumbing down"

There is an interesting conversation that went on last week on the child_lit listserv about this NY Times article on the trend of adult nonfiction authors rewriting their titles for young audiences. 1,392 more words