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Shock & Awe: This Blog Endorses a DE State Board Event! Please Attend! Free Food!

Yes, I am very critical of the Delaware Department of Education and the State Board of Education over many things.  But I do think they have done an excellent job with literacy efforts in our state.  482 more words

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Shakespeare to be or not to be at the High Library

Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

Zounds!  The High Library has been selected as the ONLY site in Pennsylvania that will host First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare… 934 more words

Maxine Bleiweis: A Library Winner, In Every Way

When Maxine Bleiweis was young, she says, “I was not a very successful library user.” She learned through hands-on experiences, not books. And she liked to talk. 931 more words


The Long Way Home

I meant to post this blog entry last week, but, as usual, life gets in the way…school, work, personal life, etc.

So I attended the midwinter conference of the American Libraries Association organization, that took place in Chicago from January 30 – February 2 (Super Bowl weekend ugh!). 1,022 more words

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ALA: The Membership Cost is Too Damn High?

Note: This is the second part of a two-part post about the American Library Association.

TL;DR: ALA membership is not expensive when compared with professional organizations of similar earning occupations, but that doesn’t mean it’s not personally expensive for you and me. 1,522 more words


Eight Manga Make YALSA's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens for 2015

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released its 2015 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Eight manga titles are included on the list. 296 more words


ALA Recap: Book Haul, YALSA, and So Many Geniuses

This last weekend I went to ALA Midwinter, a meeting of the American Library Association in Chicago. My publishing house sent me to be at YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults teen lunch, where 6 authors spoke to over 60 teens to connect and introduce them to their newest books. 806 more words