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Day 2: the afternoon slump

This is the face of a Librarian who has been conferencing since 8:30 a.m. We call it the ALA Overload. Feet hurt, head hurts, brain hurts (yes, they are different). 174 more words

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Why Author Visits to Schools Matter

In 2013 the Society of Authors published a survey on the impact of author visits to schools. At that time I contributed to the survey and that author visits have a positive effect on promoting reading for pleasure amongst school children came as little surprise to me. 1,077 more words

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Day1: Beignets & Badges

Woke up this morning ready to hit the streets! My hotel is on Royal, which is a visual feast of art galleries and antique shops. I am also a short five minute stroll from Cafe Beignet, so my beignet fix has already been satisfied along with a lovely cup of cafe au lait. 223 more words

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50th Anniversary Celebrations

We all had a fabulous time yesterday at the Hive celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups.  6 schools attended bringing around 10 students each, Alvechurch Middle (our new member!), Pershore, Chantry, Blessed Edwards, CWLC and Woodrush.  115 more words

Making a gateway of knowledge for knowledge sorters

It is a recursive idea that people who sort knowledge and information and make it available for other people need knowledge and information themselves. Not only that, but in order to access it quickly and easily, they require someone to sort it and make it available for them saving their time. 416 more words

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This week in the library: feeling summery!

Summer is definitely here – the year 11s and year 13s are gone, the younger years are taking exams, and the sun is out. 519 more words

New Orleans: Getting Settled

Whew! Busy day of travel. Hit the road around 6:30 a.m. Mother Nature was kind, and it was a beautiful drive. I also did not hit a ton of traffic. 363 more words

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