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Happy #NationalLibraryWeek!

Happy #NationalLibraryWeek!

National Library Week marks the annual, week-long celebration of the secret heroes of our communities: our local libraries, librarians, and library workers. Not only do these neighborhood champions motivate us with their wide reading selections, intelligent book recommendations, and endless resources, but they also go above and beyond in unifying, uplifting, and enabling members of […]

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A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

If you’re one of those people who feels twitchy without a book in your hands, listening to librarians is a great way to feed your addiction until you can get back to reading again. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is produced by OverDrive, an e-book and audiobook distribution platform. Its hosts, staff librarians Jill Grunenwald […]

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Against Self-Service: Commerce vs. Libraries

Against Self-Service: Commerce vs. Libraries

There has been a growing trend in the world of face-to-face interactions, and that is to get rid of them completely. I was reminded of this unpleasant trend while reading about the new Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore that just opened in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The review of the store that appeared in the Chicago Tribune was less than favorable; […]

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Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander— poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist—has begun his role as the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2017 Summer Reading Champion with a series of PSAs about summer reading. In addition to the above, there are more now available on the Collaborative Summer Library Program website. Check ’em out!

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30 Tales of Librarians in Love

30 Tales of Librarians in Love

  Long overdue for a great romance? September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so check out these great librarian romances—one for every day of the month! Contemporary Romance Just Breathe, by Tamara Mataya Summer Nights, by Susan Mallery In Bed with Mr. Wrong, by Katee Robert Love Overdue, by Pamela Morsi Trouble when You Walked In, by […]

Going Boutique: Have You Customized Your RA Services?

Going Boutique: Have You Customized Your RA Services?

Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting a panel for our RA Conversations series co-sponsored by ARRT and Novelist, “Becoming the Face of RA.” You’ll hear all about it in the September issue of “Corner Shelf,” but something said by Polli Kenn, Book Sherpa at the Lawrence Public Library, has really stuck with me: She […]

NEA’s Big Read Gets Hip

NEA’s Big Read Gets Hip

Earlier today, the NEA Big Read program—the National Endowment for the Arts’ literature initiative—announced that it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary by adding 13 new titles to the books the organization uses in programs at schools and public libraries. The organization has switched its focus, according to the press release, from classic tales to “contemporary authors and books written since the founding of […]

Web Crush: Genrify

Web Crush: Genrify

Genrify is a useful blog that celebrates great literary mash-ups that may have tricky genre labels, and helps readers and librarians find more of the same. The blog features reviews, feature blends (with great booklists), microgenres, and more. But one of the best things about this blog is a tool called “The Blender.” Their website […]

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Web Crush of the Week: Circulating Ideas
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Web Crush of the Week: Circulating Ideas

Podcasts are hot right now (SERIAL, amirite?), and one of the best library-themed podcasts is Steve Thomas’s Circulating Ideas. This podcast features interviews with librarians, talking about the cool, innovative work they are doing to keep the profession relevant for the twenty-first century. On a regular basis, Steve interviews everyday librarians from across the spectrum—academic, public, systems and […]

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