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Access 2014 Calgary Tuesday notes

As always, it’s a pleasure to be at Access, reconnecting with colleagues and learning about exciting new developments. This year’s version also has the distinction of being the first, and likely only, library conference I will ever attend that’s taking place within a stone’s throw of a 400m speedskating oval. 1,474 more words

Stuff

The Librarian's Desk: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 edition

I thought I’d give you a quick look at my reading list by sharing with you what books are on my desk right now. I haven’t finished these books as of yet and therefore can and am not telling you that these are great books. 99 more words

Borrow Free Audiobooks For Kindle And Fire: How To Download Free MP3 Audio Books From Public Libraries Through OverDrive

Reviews Borrow Free Audiobooks For Kindle And Fire: How To Download Free MP3 Audio Books From Public Libraries Through OverDrive for sale

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Why am I here? Why are libraries here?

Today I’m starting to talk about why libraries are important. I’m a marketing student and children’s librarian and know that libraries need help sharing with readers-parents, teachers and other care givers the information about what we do, how we do what we do, and why we do what we do. 15 more words

Advocacy

Writing Tips for Young Authors


So you want to write. You want to become the next J. K. Rowling, or Rick Riordan or maybe even Stephen King. That’s great. And the first and most important fact that you must face is that everybody will try to talk you out of this goal. 267 more words

Blogging

Welcome to the #23mobilethings family Alaska

I am very proud to welcome another 23 mobile things program to the #23mobilethings familiy – Welcome Alaska #23mobilethingsAK. You are joining thousands of fellow libraraians and library staff from all over the planet in this co-learning opportunity. 33 more words

Libraries

Canadian Library Month

In addition to the fact that October is ISLM (International School Library Month), October is also Canadian Library Month!  As Canadians we enjoy and benefit from some of the best libraries in the world.   32 more words

Holidays & Observances