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Thursday I had the pleasure of seeing and listening to award winning and frequently challenged book author Chris Crutcher when he visited SC this week.  He was in Camden for a day or so and Columbia, SC.  I’m pretty sure it was a result of the summer challenge to Angry Management.  I’m just glad I got to meet […]

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A letter to Kershaw County School District via their PR person and an associate superintendent who were “Instrumental” in having the book Angry Management removed from a  summer reading list. This is in direct response to Chris Cructher’s response that I blogged about yesterday.   First let me say thank you two and Mr. Douglas […]

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Thanks to TeacherNinja (a librarian-to-be who blogs) I have discovered a blog to add to my already too full reader.  As my colleague and I launched a weeding project this week, this blog is highly relevant AND downright entertaining to boot. Awful Library Books is written by public librarians Mary and Holly who work in […]

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I read this today in Mary Woodard’s Blog The Top Shelf–essentially Dallas Public Library has created a branch in a local mall. Fantastic idea!!  All I could think is how this could be modified for the school library. I know my circ stats are not what I want them to be, despite investing a large […]

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Recently Carolyn Foote, a friend who is honestly a friend in the virtual sense, as I only know her from Twitter, blogging, webcasts, and Ustream forums, has challenged my thinking about the library. She works in a large public suburban high school in Austin, Texas (Westlake High School). She is in the process of packing […]

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Today I made a huge display out of a section of empty shelves.  You see, with the big weeding project almost done, I had two whole cases EMPTY–top to bottom, side by side.  What to do? They are mounted on the wall, so there will be no moving them. So I lined the border with […]

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book order

“I didn’t realize how important that number is.” “You weren’t kidding about moving some books today.” “I had no idea I’d be sore from helping in here yesterday.” “I know, I know, right to left, top to bottom. I got it.” “What do you mean, the shelf is off a little. Parallel. Whooa, this ain’t […]

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I am just a little disappointed. You see for the last eight school days (give or take) there has been a major focus on weeding, particularly the nonfiction section of our collection. We came back this summer to all the books from mid 550 through 818 boxed up due to the addition of our production […]

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