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The ALA Midwinter Monday meeting is the annual announcement of the ALA Youth Media Awards. Just to clarify for those who don’t know, this is when the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are announced, among the other youth media awards. I’m especially excited because I actually KNOW a committee member (John Shoemaker).   From SLJ: The ALA […]

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Here is a the question recently posed to a e-group of librarians: Our school is having parents complain about the book “Hold Still.”  Are any of you having this problem? Not familiar with this YA Book? It’s okay, a quick search can reveal the title, the author, and more.  I had read the book but […]

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Today I have placed a new widget on my sidebar at the request of Andy Woodworth, a fellow Geektribe member.  He feels (and I agree) that far too few librarians report book challenges. At times I wonder if this same group even realizes there is a division of ALA devoted to preserving that freedom to […]

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South Carolina school librarians impact the lives of their students daily. Whether working with entire classes or individuals, we enhance our students’ education. Study after study has proven the worth of effective school library programs led by certified school librarians. As of yet, South Carolina school libraries have not been featured in one of these […]

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Are You Suffering from ALA Laryngitis? Vote by Friday in the ALA Elections! Guest post by ALA Presidential Candidate, Sara Kelly Johns In a speech Hillary Clinton gave as a First Lady. She said, ‘If you don’t participate, you’re going to leave it to those who do. And you may not like what you find.” […]

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I was surprised at the news coming out at the ALA Midwinter Conference that our title was changing back to school librarian. The change has garnered some attention here, here, and here,  and even wider.  I should say though that my surprise was not by the title change, as much as by the manner in […]

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Have a say in your profession!

I’ve blogged this before, and I am blogging it again today.  There is in the midst of the candidates for ALA president elect a candidate I want to see WIN!  Yes, this is MY ringing endorsement for Sara Kelly Johns as president-elect of the American Library Association. REPRESENT, SARA!!! Far too often I’ve felt leaders […]

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