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Anythink Libraries. Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. My hope is for a world that uses all the scraps, rough cut diamonds and hidden treasures. I blog to make IPOC authors and their works more accessible. Reading While White. Awful Library Books - Hoarding is not collection development. Blog. What’s your tech personality?


When it comes to new technologies, are you mainly a visionary or an implementer? Find out by taking this quiz. Tell us your results in the comments! Read more New Book: Siri, Alexa, and Other Digital Assistants: The Librarian’s Quick Guide Are you curious about Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and other types of voice computing? Read more Top Technology Trends at ALA 2018 I'm looking forward to hearing from panelists at ALA's Top Tech Trends this year! Read more Two Forthcoming Books on Technology Topics for Librarians Coming later this year -- two "Librarian's Quick Guides" to be published by Libraries Unlimited.

The Daring Librarian. Librarygirl. EBSCO Information Services. The Digital Shift — On Libraries and New Media, powered by Library Journal and School Library Journal. 5 Tips for Makers on a Budget from a Teen Librarian By The Digital Shift on August 4, 2017 “Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger and SLJTeen Live!

The Digital Shift — On Libraries and New Media, powered by Library Journal and School Library Journal

Panelist Karen Jensen shares some ideas and resources for low-budget maker spaces. The Chatty Librarians: Podcasting | Field Reports By The Digital Shift on June 27, 2017 Library staff are the folks who love to talk about books. Library Ideas Launches Movie and TV “Hotspots” Finding Reliable Information Online Blog. Google: “Latina Girls.”

Finding Reliable Information Online Blog

Go ahead. I’ll wait. What did you get? Concerning right? My top five hits: Sexy Latina Girls (YouTube)7 Reasons Every Man Should Date a Latina ( Latina Girls (Facebook)Sexy Latina Girl (Twitter)Best Latina Girls in Boston: Centerfolds (Yelp) Wait… Did I ask to have sex with a Latina girl? No. The only thing Google got right in my filtered results was that I do live in the Boston area, but I’m an old hetero female. ResearchBuzz – News and resources covering social media, search engines, databases, archives, and other such information collections. Since 1998.

Neighborhood Librarian. The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Bates Information Services. One of the biggest challenges of a good info pro or researcher is to know when to say when.

The Reluctant Entrepreneur - Bates Information Services

If we have five hours to spend on a project, we want to spend the entire time gathering information, evaluating it, seeing what’s missing, gathering some more, looking for more missing parts… you get the picture. Then, when our time’s up, we pull all the information together, slap on a cover letter explaining all the approaches we took and why we’re including what we have, and then proudly send it along to our client. This, of course, does a huge disservice to most clients. Letters to a Young Librarian. Mr. Library Dude – Academic librarian with 15+ years of experience. Passionate about lifelong learning and student success. Interested in user experience and organizational leadership. For me, being a librarian has never been about the books–it's about th.

Letters to a Young Librarian. Mary Ellen Bates (@mebs) Blog. I decided to take my own advice and make time for fun (yes, that’s a professinal resolution.


Read on to see that one) – and more time for me. My blog for this week is a repeat of the one I did for January 2, 2017. I am also going to take next week off. I deserve it. And you deserve your time off – take it. So if you weren’t following me back then or if you need a refresher on the resolutions I suggested, here is the blog once again. Build Your Relationships Start a new relationship with a teacher or other staff member. Keep Up with Trends Read one professional article every month. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone It’s so easy to get locked into doing what you have always done, but you don’t grow unless you try new things. Volunteer for Leadership Technically this comes under the heading of stepping out of your comfort zone, but it needs special mention. Library of Congress Blog. Addie Card, whose photo inspired Joe Manning to launch a project to tell the stories of the people whose lives early 20th-century photographer Lewis Hine documented.

Library of Congress Blog

In fall 2005, Joe Manning agreed to help his friend, author Elizabeth Winthrop, with a task that had become something of an obsession for her: discovering the story of a little girl staring intently out of a 1910 picture taken at a Vermont cotton mill. Winthrop had encountered the image in an exhibition of child-labor photographs by Lewis Hine, and she couldn’t get the girl out of her mind — Winthrop had based the character Grace in her soon-to-be-published novel “Counting on Grace” on her. Through research, Winthrop had determined that the girl’s real name was Addie Card, but she wanted to know more, so she asked Manning, a New England writer and genealogist, for help. Library Patch.