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Category Archives: Libraries
With the recent alleged exposure of Joseph Boyden’s identity by the APTN , the whitewater ripple in Canada is growing. I’m no expert. I’m just a reader and retired librarian but the storm is as chilling as our cold winter. … Continue reading
Congrats to my friend and colleague Dayna Hart of CNB middle school , SD23. for her BCTLA TeacherLibrarian Year Award! I’m so humbled to have worked with other Kelowna winners: Joan Eaton, Kay Treadgold, Sharon Bede and Misty Smith! 5 recipients … Continue reading
I’ve had another enjoyable winter reading adventure. Girls on trains, Old Testament, spider webs, dam busters, dogs, sea, sickroom, nuns, emancipation… As a teacher-librarian for 15 years, I read about 3 fiction and non-fiction titles per week-it was a job … Continue reading
It’s exciting to hear of ways our reading culture is buoyant. After reading Jacqueline Van Dyk’s blog ‘Open Book‘ , I reflect again on the state of reading. Social media initiatives like ActionableBooks, give book clubs even a wider diversity … Continue reading
http://seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2015/10/21/public-response-to-spl-survey-sharply-against-city-librarian-marcellus-turners-rebranding-plan/ Public libraries are reflections of ourselves. A library’s health reflects our community health. The survey report from Seattle is an example of a library administration, with zealous marketing influence, are trying to grow by ‘sales’ not service. (Holiday) The … Continue reading