It’s a Library Info Kind of Day
- An ALSC blog? It was just a matter of time, my friends. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched an ALSC blog at http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/. The blog provides a venue for coverage and interactive discussion of time sensitive news in children’s librarianship, current issues in the field, programs, conferences, initiatives, resources and activities of interest to ALSC members and those interested in children’s librarianship. And if you would like to write for the ALSC blog (and are a member), just let Teresa Walls know. It’s a really good idea for a site. For example, because of the blog I learned about Bookapalooza which gives out free children’s books to libraries. If you are a library and you want free books, check it out and be sure to enter by November 30th for your chance to win.
Speaking of professional blogs, I was trolling through the ALA Editions blog and found the piece ING Cafes could be mistaken for library branches to be doggone enlightening. I’ve never seen an ING Cafe
myself, though there appears to be one not far from my library. Guess I’ll have to see what all the fuss is about.
- The Great Children’s Read is going on at Columbia University this Sunday. I will be there . . . manning a NYPL booth. *sigh* Go watch the cool performers for me then, wontcha? I’m horrendously amused by some of the pairings. My favorite is: "Mariska Hargitay Actress, Law & Order: SVU – Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White." That may be the only time that the words "Law & Order: SVU" and "E.B. White" have ended up in the same sentence together. Hargitay narrowly wins over the hardass image of NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly with his upcoming rendition of Green Eggs and Ham.
- Alison Morris is doing her darndest to make me jealous these days. First she goes and talks about Sara Varon’s sweet sweet Robot Dreams and how she has seen the now out-of-print Sweaterweather and then she has to go and tell us all that she managed to score a copy of Rodrick Rules, the sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Soooo not fair!
- And finally, tonight I’ll be watching a production of The Wolves in the Walls with Monica Edinger. Newsday had a recent review of the show. I’ll see if my opinion differs any.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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