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From the Vault: March 22, 2003

NEA: No Position on War. The National Education Association told its officers and staff to make it clear that the union has no position on the war in Iraq. Treading lightly after a public relations fiasco with its 9/11 anniversary web...Show More Summary

Another Day, Another ATR Hatchet Job

The NY Post today has yet another assault on the Absent Teacher Reserve. Naturally, all blame is cast on the United Federation of Teachers and those who find themselves stuck in the ATR. No blame whatsoever is assigned to Michael Bloomberg,...Show More Summary

How Libraries Are Helping to Spot Fake News

There are two very important stories today in my news feed about how to spot fake news.One is on the site (reprinted from the July/August 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum): Spotting Fake – Best Practices for Authenticating Trustworthy News Sources. Show More Summary

Favourite TV and Movie Judges

The ABA Journal asked a group of real judges and a law professor to choose their favourite fictitious judges from TV or cinema and to explain their choices:"In the movies and on television, judges have played key roles in dramas, comedies and legal thrillers. Show More Summary

When People Use Your Stuff…Updated WP-Dimension Calling Card Theme

I fully expected people not to be satisfied with the simple calling card templates we introduced to the Ontario Extend participants last week. I would not be. The idea was again to put a temporary placeholder at the entrance to one’s domain. Something to come back to. But you cannot suppress keeners like @NurseKillam so […]

Senior Fitness Programs at the Library

A recent NPR story highlights an emerging trend in public libraries, providing opportunities for older adults to exercise and have fun together at the library.

Summer Wellness Challenge

The challenge is a pilot program; the goal is to see if the library should try something similar on a larger scale to raise wellness awareness and motivation in the community.

From the Vault: February 18, 2003

EIA Invites Illinois Members to Eliminate the Middleman. Someone thought I would find the February 14 issue of the IEA Insider interesting, and indeed, I did. The Insider is a weekly, members-only publication of the Illinois Education...Show More Summary

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