Monthly Archives: June 2010

Taking Libraries into the Community: Beyond Brick Borders

I’m back home after a whirlwind of a long weekend in D.C. and it’s strange indeed to be wearing a sweater against the cool and overcast weather here in Venice, CA after that astonishing and record-breaking D.C. heat. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Take a peek

The American Library Association’s photostream on flickr® is a fun look at the 2010 ALA conference, whether or not you are there.

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ALSC at ALA Annual Conference

Don’t miss any of these great ALSC events happening in DC! More information is available on the ALSC website. A printable version of ALSC programs happening at Conference is also available on the ALSC website. Friday, June 25 ALSC 101 … Continue reading

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Reading with Ranger

The Allen County (IN) Public Library has Paws to Read, a program where trained therapy dogs and their handlers listen to children read. My five-year-old was thrilled to share stories with Ranger last night at the Grabill Branch Library. I … Continue reading

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Discover D.C. – The Great Blogdown to the 2010 ALA Annual Conference – #8

We’re in the home stretch — less than a week and a half before thousands of librarians and library staff from all over descend on Our Nation’s Capital.  And just in time for everyone’s arrival, Washington’s Metro transit system will … Continue reading

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Application process open for 2011 Emerging Leaders

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2011 class of Emerging Leaders. Applications can be found at The deadline to apply is July 30. The program is designed to enable a group of library workers … Continue reading

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The Underwater Library

It’s summer. For children’s librarians in a public library, this means only one thing – Summer Reading Club (SRC)! This summer we’re Making a Splash at my library, so we’ve decorated our department like it’s underwater and I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Discover D.C. – The Great Blogdown to the 2010 ALA Annual Conference – #7

Less than 3 weeks to go, Conference fans! Attendees to the Annual Conference this year will have the good fortune of visiting Washington during the Smithsonian‘s annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall (June 24-28 & July 1-5).  Each year, the … Continue reading

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