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'Nuff said

darienlibrary:

Your librarians ran a race yesterday. Predictably, we crushed it.

Yes and again yes. 

Letter to the Editor

gcaserotti:

Here is my response to the criticism we received in last week’s local paper:

Letter to the Editor - Valley Times

Dear Editor and Mr. Dave Roberts,

Regarding the letter to the editor in the May 26, 2014 paper that references the Meridian Library District, I am happy to respond to your…

Loving my librarians. 

Frank Halse, 1927-2014.

bookavore:

Yesterday, while my grandfather was dying, I led a book group discussion on Rousseau’s Confessions, another man’s attempt to square his stories with the world, and all I could think about was my grandfather’s endless stories at the diner, imagining Rousseau’s protégés rolling their eyes when

A beautifully written tribute to your grandfather.

libraryreads:

Guys! There’s going to be a webinar!!
Be Heard with Edelweiss and LibraryReads!
Wednesday, March 5th at 4 p.m. EST
An introduction to Edelweiss and LibraryReads for public librarians.
We’ll cover: writing blurbs, ways to find ARC’s, nominating titles for LibraryReads, the Edelweiss Community tools, and a bit about ordering via Edelweiss.
Presenters:
Joe Foster, Edelweiss
Stephanie Anderson, Darien Library
Stephanie Chase, BiblioCommons
Register here.

libraryreads:

Guys! There’s going to be a webinar!!

Be Heard with Edelweiss and LibraryReads!

Wednesday, March 5th at 4 p.m. EST

An introduction to Edelweiss and LibraryReads for public librarians.

We’ll cover: writing blurbs, ways to find ARC’s, nominating titles for LibraryReads, the Edelweiss Community tools, and a bit about ordering via Edelweiss.

Presenters:

Joe Foster, Edelweiss

Stephanie Anderson, Darien Library

Stephanie Chase, BiblioCommons

Register here.

It’s only recently that I’ve come to understand that writers are not marginal to our society, that they, in fact, do all our thinking for us, that we are writing myths and our myths are believed, and that old myths are believed until someone writes a new one.

[…]

I think it’s a beginning for authors to acknowledge that they are myth-makers and that if they are widely read, will have an influence that will last for many years — I don’t think that there’s a strong awareness of that now, and we have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it, which will be accepted.

—A rare 1974 interview with Kurt Vonnegut, touching on some oh-so-timely issues. (via explore-blog)

(Source: , via explore-blog)

bookavore:

If you don’t want to be ignored, you have two choices: be so good, or nap on things. Choose wisely.

bookavore:

If you don’t want to be ignored, you have two choices: be so good, or nap on things. Choose wisely.

libraryreads:

You have signed up for the newsletter, right? So you were reminded about the nomination deadline of December 1 for titles due to be published in January, right? And you’ve been considering what to nominate, right? Oh, good.

libraryreads:

You have signed up for the newsletter, right? So you were reminded about the nomination deadline of December 1 for titles due to be published in January, right? And you’ve been considering what to nominate, right? Oh, good.