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Beyond the Bestsellers: Building Diverse and Balanced Collections

Yesterday I got to meet lots of librarians at the North Central Kansas Library System Teen Workshop. I spoke about why it’s so important to have a diverse collection (even if you don’t live in a diverse place) and resources for discovering and evaluating books. 20 more words

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would you could you

This is what I did today. Also other things. But this was the best thing.

Librarian goal: bulletin board achieved.

The Saskatchewan Years


I wonder what it is like to go home and not care/ think about your job. There is not one day where I lay my head down to sleep and dont find myself contemplating what I need to be working on, replaying things that happened during the day, things I want to do, or thinking just how lucky I am to work in a library. 188 more words

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New Signage By Hand

Do you ever have one of those days when you just have to get up and do something? This past week was like that; I had to take a break from planning and stressing to do something creative. 288 more words

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my alter ego

A bit about me… I am a writer, yes, but I am a librarian by day. Why? Because it pays the bills and feeds the kitty. 266 more words


Why Librarians Don't Want to Buy Your Self-Published Book

When a self-published author contacts someone in the collection development department at my library, we let out a collective groan. Inevitably, our answer to the request to add their book to our collection will feel personal, which is awkward. 1,066 more words

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Back to School: Day 1

Hi, 久しぶり! Long time, no see.

We’re back to school today, and the weather was miserable. It’s hot and rainy, and by the time I made it to school, my shoes and socks were completely soaked through. 526 more words

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