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January Beginnings

I have a confession: I’ve been a bit behind on blogging this month. Between the start of a new year and just life in general, I’ve been slow to share what I’ve been up to. 435 more words

Southern Adventures

Collecting the Caldecotts

I spend way too much money on books each year. I know, I know — “You work in a library, are you a nut?!”

Sometimes, I get a bit crazy and go on a book-buying binge, but one of my personal goals for 2016 is to curb the book-buying. 349 more words

Librarians Connect

By Lynn Clements

It was a privilege to attend the American Association of School Librarians’ conference in Columbus, OH, in November.  Librarians are often isolated in a school setting, so it was wonderful to  meet with professionals from all over the country and hear about their library programs.   246 more words

Professional Development

Chicago Open Archives

We were honored to be guests in the Newberry’s Midwest Dance Collection for their Chicago Open Archives tour on October 8, 2015. Visitors not only got a peek behind the scenes in the collection’s stacks, but they were also able to see several items – like Anna Pavlova’s pointe shoes – up close and personal. 19 more words


Newberry & Columbia, SC Running

This week travel for work took me down to South Carolina. It was an odd week with the Richmond Marathon coming up as I didn’t have the usual amount of mileage to put in during the trip. 1,082 more words


Larry Hernandez Le Canto Canción Que Escribo En La Carcel A Su Mamá En Vivo

Pues todo nuestra raza sabe por lo que esta pasando Larry Hernandez, mas de 30 días en el bote sin poder estar con su familia.  Obvio que le sobraba el tiempo donde estaba para pensar y reflexionar y porque no, escribir canciones.   55 more words