Monthly Archives: May 2014


I am in a somewhat somber mood.  It is Memorial Day as I write this and all over the media, social and otherwise, the nation and individuals are recalling the fallen. I am glad to see how many of us

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Safe in the Library

As librarians and educators we focus on ensuring our students get the information literacy skills and love of reading which will make them lifelong learners.  We work with teachers to cover Common Core requirements and deal with Lexile scores, complex

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Declarations – Standing Up for Yourself and Your Library

I have been following the progress of the Declaration for the Right to Libraries, part of ALA President Barbara Stripling’s initiative.  Both as chair of AASL’s Advocacy Committee and as a staunch supporter of all libraries, with an emphasis on

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Do You Dread The “A” Word”?

What do you think of when I say “Advocacy?” Do you want to back away in horror?  Hide in the stacks?  Change the subject? Well, stick with me for a few minutes and I’ll try to fix that. As chair

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