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Sharing My Speech from the Launch of Our Community Library

I was delighted to be invited to launch the new Hawkesbury Upton Village Library yesterday, and I wrote a short speech to mark the occasion. A number of people afterwards asked me for a copy of it, so here it is for anyone who would like it. 1,213 more words


10 #PublicLibraries in Belgium

From minutely archiving even the most obscure of literature to making sense of a seemingly insurmountable throve of writings, scores and images, public libraries fulfil an invaluable, and very necessary, role in modern society, one which ensures longevity and contemporary relevance to, quite literally, all types of subjects – from colonial history and botanical artefacts to early feminist texts and curatorial catalogues. 2,658 more words

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#Innovation Station: #Libraries Reimagined by Chula Vista Public Library

“Innovation Station: Libraries Reimagined” documents the story of a library basement that was converted into a tech lab. The video offers first-hand accounts of how this transformation was achieved and how the programming and curriculum continues to grow in the new library space. 14 more words

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Some Thoughts on Libraries & Neutrality

At the 2018 Midwinter Conference of the American Library Association, the President’s Program was a panel discussion titled, “Are Libraries Neutral? Have They Ever Been? Should They Be?” 768 more words


Reading roundup 14/03/18

Only two books read this week and I only finished the second one a few minutes ago! A few things have kept me from book reading: very serious illness over the weekend, a newfound interest in watching Vikings on Amazon Prime, and the fact that the second book was very long. 685 more words


Girl power, personal

If you don’t know of it already, please google “kidlitwomen” and read at least a few of their posts.

These writers have been making me rethink some things and recharge my literature battery and, yes, inspiring me.  678 more words

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