Monthly Archives: November 2008

National Women’s History Museum

The American Library Association officially supports the creation of a permanent home in Washington D.C. for the National Women’s History Museum, according to an ALA November 25th news release. To learn more about the National Women’s History Museum, visit its … Continue reading

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At-Home Dads / Working Moms and other booklists

The staff of the Allen County (Ind.) Public Library’s Children’s Services department has many booklists. One that has recently been highlighted on the ACPL Kids Blog is At-Home Dads / Working Moms. I encourage you to check out their booklists … Continue reading

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What I Wasn’t Taught in Library School…

My early experiences don’t translate well to today’s libraries but some of the early lessons included: Teamsters drive trucks, they don’t unload them.  One week into my first job after library school, the Director and I got to unload the … Continue reading

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What I Wasn’t Taught in Library School… Plumbing 101

One of my most “enlightening” experiences came from the urinals in the men’s bathroom.  We had problems with them continuing to run after flushing, so we (the three women who were the only employees at the branch) learned how to … Continue reading

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Curiosity Centers with the help of PBS

PBS has created easy-to-use activities designed for children’s programming. These activities were recently mailed to public libraries on the back of a colorful Curious George banner. These activities may also be found online at under Curiosity Center Activities located … Continue reading

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Call for ALSC program proposals – 2010 ALA Annual Conference

The Association for Library Service to Children Program Coordinating Committee is now accepting proposals for innovative, creative programs that have broad appeal for the 2010 ALA Annual Conference to be held June 24 – 30, 2010, in Washington, DC. The … Continue reading

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Playing Librarian

  I’m not sure how I feel about this gift idea. As a child many of us, of course, played librarian. My mother often talked about how I checked books out to my siblings and neighbors, along with teaching my … Continue reading

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Deadline approaching for ALSC Professional Awards

It’s true. December 1st will be here in less than two weeks. If you are interested and eligible and haven’t applied yet, time is running out. Bookapalooza, a windfall of books for three libraries Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship, a $4,000 … Continue reading

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