Monthly Archives: April 2009

El dí­a de los nií±os/El dí­a de los libros Podcast

The American Library Associaiton’s Public Information Office (PIO) has a great new podcast about the upcoming El dí­a de los niños/El dí­a de los libros on their blog, Visibility @ your library (  The podcast features Linda Mays, ALSC program … Continue reading

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Effie Lee Morris Lecture

If you are in the San Francisco area or need an excuse to go there, consider the upcoming Effie Lee Morris Lecture. The 13th lecture will feature Pat Mora speaking about Bookjoy: The Zing of Writing. The lecture will be … Continue reading

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Books read in childhood change lives

I just finished reading The Child that Books Built: a Life in Reading by Francis Spufford (Metropolitan Books, 2002).  In it, a self-described book addict details the intense and visceral thrall in which books have held him since the age … Continue reading

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The Library Sleepover

Friends and colleagues look at me like I’m mad when I tell them that I spent 12 hours overnight in the library with a bunch of 4th grade boys on Friday. “The Library Sleepover,” as it has been dubbed, morphed … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Stacy Dillon, Programming Ideas, School Library Media Specialist, Slice of Life | 1 Comment

CREW Weeding Manual Updated

This would be self-promotion because I wrote the new edition except that the manual is available free for all. The Texas State Library has published an updated (3rd edition) of the standard weeding manual which outlines the CREW method for … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Jeanette Larson, Collection Development | 2 Comments

Blog on Latino Authors and Books

by Adriana Dominguez Hello everyone! I was thrilled to listen to the interview with Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo on the work that he is doing to reach out to Latino children, and inspired to take advantage of Teresa Walls’ gracious … Continue reading

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Episode 9: Outreach to Latino Populations, A Conversation with Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo

Download the podcast. Episode 9 Episode 9: Outreach to Latino Populations The Latinos are the fastest growing minority population in the United States. Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo predicts that within 20 to 30 years, they are going to be the … Continue reading

Posted in Child Advocacy, Children's Literature (all forms), Dia, Diversity, Library Design and Accessibility, Outreach, Podcast, Professional Development, Programming Ideas, Projects & Research | 2 Comments

ALSC Award Podcasts

Hear about the 2009 ALSC book and media awards from the committee chairs themselves through new podcasts by Sarah Long, the executive director of the North Suburban Library System.  The podcasts are available on the system’s Library Beat Web site, and feature interviews about … Continue reading

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