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How Keeping Records Paid Off

When my library was renovated, the moving process involved notifying vendors, changing utilities, and managing our accounts. From the start, I kept copious notes of who I talked to and the content of our conversations. Here's how it paid off.

Reading Is in Decline: If Not You, Then Who?

To foster a long-lasting love of reading in a child, it is critical to get their parents’ involvement. By taking a two-generation approach libraries can provide opportunities for and meet the needs of children and their parents together.

YA Writer Dishes on Parody Twitter Account

If you wonder how much humor could possibly be centered on the concept of the fabulously good-looking but somewhat maladjusted teen, male protagonist, you clearly need to check out Broody.

Winners of the Library Awards for Innovation Announced

On January 20, at the Penguin Random House Librarian Reception at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the Penguin Random House (PRH) Foundation will be announcing the recipients of its inaugural Library Awards for Innovation. Show More Summary

Thank Randi and Lily for Their Roles in Electing Donald

Not surprisingly, Weingarten and Garcia have learned nothing about the effects of their dictatorial decisions in 2015 that effectively killed the political enthusiasm among teachers. Weingarten and Garcia, who refused "to endorse Bernie...Show More Summary

AM News: Failed Federal Fix-It Effort, Abandoned $10B Funding Proposal, Inauguration Day, & More

Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money… Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work… Students converge on D.C. for Trump’s inauguration,...Show More Summary

GW’s next president helped lead U. of Miami’s rise

Thomas J. LeBlanc comes to George Washington University after nearly 12 years in South Florida.

DA Takeaway January 2017

This month's DA was notable for several reasons. One is the positive campaign Mulgrew intends to run. It's a great idea, but I'm skeptical because it's only words. I regularly approach the Executive Board with the argument that it is us who represent New York City's children, and it is us who should stand for them. Show More Summary

Unified Technology to Revolutionize Classrooms

Unified Technology to Revolutionize Classrooms Today’s K-12 educators are leveraging technology to inspire and engage students every day. As technology rapidly evolves, it continues to change the way..

STL Public Library hit by ransomware attack

Topic: Libraries Jen Hatton, PR manager for the library system, says a hacker organization has blocked their server and is demanding tens of thousands of dollars to release their computers back to them. The attack has affected all 700 computers at 16 library branches. No library visitors can currently use the computers until the problem is solved. Show More Summary

Video Story Problem – How Many Calories

Wow, a blog post! The first in more than 6 months! I can’t believe I marshaled up the courage (and time) after my last post asking for requests, and then providing none to post again. I will admit, I was hopeful that in asking for requests for new Google Sites tutorials, it would spur me […]

Re-Thinking the ILS

by Tania Fersenheim, Content & Applications Manager at Fenway Libraries Online Are we spending money wisely? Librarians and administrators ask themselves this question in many ways, both big and small, every day. Sometimes it keeps us up at night. It’s inherent in the choices we make between different brands of dry erase marker, different resources […]

Canada’s top party schools 2017

The full list of 47 schools, ranked by average hours spent partying a week, calculated from self-reported data from the Maclean’s student survey The post Canada’s top party schools 2017 appeared first on

Western University: An action-packed night at a Top 10 party school

It was Frost Week and Justin Trudeau had just touched down for a Town Hall. What the social scene looks like on a busy Friday night. The post Western University: An action-packed night at a Top 10 party school appeared first on


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