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Book Cover Images and Copyright - The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh! I’m creating this post because I get a surprising number of hits on my FAQ page about this specific question! I figure people are googling the question, so crafting a post on it might be helpful for my googlers (this kids googling for book reports on The Time Machine, however, are still out of luck). The question comes from librarians and teachers, and involves some combination of: How can you use copyrighted book cover images on your blog? Do you ask for publisher permission? And this is actually a really fascinating question!

I was right. First, I must say that most of the books I read and review now are books I receive for review, and publishing the review with a cover image is encouraged by the publishers. Second, most cover images I use come from sites like Goodreads and Library Thing. Using a cover image in a blog post might be considered a reasonable risk. Of course, this only applies to cover images! Use thumbnail images (150 pixels). Note: I am not a legal expert. Tara Like this: About | Hafuboti. Hafuboti is the crazy dream of an Assistant Library Director/Creative Director, crafter, ukulele player, TV watcher, pop culture enthusiast, fibromyalgia manager, and Jim Henson fan. The goal of this blog and my shop is to have fun, be creative, share (ideas, displays, and decor – some home and a lot at my Nebraska public library).

This blog definitely started off as a place to express my personal style, but then quickly transformed into a much more library-focused blog. Generally I write about “Librarian Stuff” i.e. displays, signs, passive programs, and big themes. But don’t be surprised to find the random “Life ‘n Stuff” post – feel free to skip those if they aren’t your thing. My non-business name is Rebecca and I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but I try hard not to take things too seriously (especially myself). Want to learn more about the name Hafuboti and how the name came about, how to pronounce it, and what’s up with my ornaments’ odd names? About My Book Ornaments: Like this: The Unquiet Librarian. A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet. Mighty Little Librarian | Librarian Tiff's Blog. LibraryTopia, where librarians and media specialists talk about books, libraries, reference, apps, web tools and library essentials.

The Daring Librarian. Blog | Donalyn Miller. I’ll admit that I hold my children’s teachers to a higher than reasonable standard. Would you want my kid in your English class? As a parent, I could be a burr in your saddle. I get that. I’m not a harassing parent, I promise. Most of my children’s teachers have no idea who I am, other than Celeste and Sarah’s mom. That’s how it should be. On the other hand, my children’s teachers don’t know who Penny Kittle is. Heck, my children’s teachers don’t know who Nancie Atwell and Lucy Calkins are. A line divides parents who know a lot about reading and their children’s less-knowledgeable teachers. My oldest granddaughter, Emma, spends an hour and a half at our house every morning and afternoon. Of course, I’m going to read with her. Emma has a reading log.

Last week, Emma and I re-read three outstanding wordless picture books, Flashlight by Lizi Boyd, The Troublemaker by Lauren Castillo, and Molly Idle’s Flora and the Flamingo, a 2014 Caldecott Honor Book. Sadly, they’re not reading log worthy. YALSAblog | The official blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association. In March ALA asked advocates to contact their Rep in the House to support library funding. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn! ALA is circulating one letter in support of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and one for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program.

ALA is also maintaining a list of Senators who have signed. Please take a moment to find out if your Senator has signed, and email their office via this quick form if not. For other simple ways you can take action to support libraries and teens, read this earlier blog post. -Beth Yoke P.S. The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation (SPLC) is pleased to announce the publication of the Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit.

The Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit is organized into five chapters, and includes helpful links for additional examples or information. Continue reading Initially, the discussions were adult-led. Continue reading Colleagues-