Monthly Archives: February 2008

Professional Reading:
Crash Course in Children’s Services

When I was working toward my M.L.S. at Kent State University in Ohio, I imagined myself completing the degree and finding a job as the one librarian wearing the many hats of a librarian/library director in a small library probably … Continue reading

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Advocacy and the Modern Librarian: It’s Time to Speak Up!

Want to learn more about how to be an advocate for library issues? The ALA Washington Office is offering its first “Speaking Up!” webinar on Thursday March 6th at 4:00pm eastern. Although the training will be generalized for the various … Continue reading

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Missionary work?

I think I was in graduate school when the idea was first proposed to me. I was doing some outreach at an elementary school–working with an after school group– we made puppets and put on a puppet show. I was … Continue reading

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Public Library Preschool Storytimes/AMIGOS Training

Please bear with an element of self-promotion. I’m conducting a Live Online training session on storytimes for AMIGOS in April. It will cover basics of preparing a preschool storytime and will be suited for new children’s staff and paraprofessionals. It’s … Continue reading

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Episode 2: Just One More Book!!

Download the podcast. Just One More Book!! is one of the ALSC Great Web Sites for Kids, filed under Literature & Languages’ Favorite Children’s Stories category. Advertising- and sponsorship-free, Just One More Book!! (JOMB) is a podcast powered by passion. … Continue reading

Posted in Child Advocacy, Children's Literature (all forms), Committees, Digital World, Evaluation of Media, News of Interest, Podcast, Programming Ideas | 1 Comment

Upcoming ACEI Conference

Colleagues, Did you know that one of ALSC’s listed organizations will hold an exciting conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 26 — 29, 2008? The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Annual International Conference and Exhibition: Beyond Standards: Reaching Every … Continue reading

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NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child

Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is a time to celebrate children and raise awareness of their needs.  This year — between April 13-19, 2008 — NAEYC … Continue reading

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Diane Stanley Original Art

  One of the fundraiser’s for the Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund each year is a raffle for a piece of original art by a noted children’s book illustrator. You don’t have to live in Texas to take a chance … Continue reading

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