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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