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MLA 2017: Charting Our Course

Conference days are long and tiring, but energizing too: It’s great reconnecting with former colleagues, classmates, and other librarian acquaintances and friends from committee meetings, other conferences, etc., and sometimes putting a face to a name from e-mail or Twitter. 992 more words

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Exploring natural history

Summer is a great time to visit museums. We have some books to help you get ready for a museum visit, and we also have books that are like a virtual visit to a natural history museum all in themselves. 392 more words

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New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

My New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the 21st Century  by Stephen Marche, made me curious to see how a man would “mansplain” the gender divide to women.   1,277 more words

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Booklist: LGBTQ+ Reads for K-6

Last week, I shared something really personal: I came out to my 8-year-old niece. Since then, I’ve received some wonderful words of support and, perhaps more importantly, some really great book recommendations to further my discussions with young people about what it means to be LGBTQ+. 671 more words


Nonfiction by author

Cross-posted, with a few modifications, on the Robbins Library blog as “Nonfiction: Where to Begin?

Since finding out that the public library in Northampton, Massachusetts offers “YOUR NEXT GREAT READ LIVE!” – that is, live readers’ advisory on… 1,866 more words


Comic Book Award Season for Collection Development

The Eisner Award nominations were released a few weeks ago and mark the industry’s largest and most prestigious awards. Award lists are a great collection development tool for librarians; they provide well vetted titles which would make great additions to any library collection. 855 more words



The following resources have been selected for several reasons. They offer support. They offer advice. They are presented by people talking about their own experiences. Activities and/or exercises are included. 895 more words