Topic : Libraries
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Librarians Know Best
January 10, 2008
Shannon Reed is an award-winning playwright who teaches high school English to a large pack of bright young women at a private school on the beach in Queens, New York. She graciously contributed this column:
Despite a general predilection towards awesomeness, like any teacher, I have my blind spots. I'm terrible at looking interested during school assemblies. I show little patience when a student can't remember a basic procedure after about a month. I do not like to teach the intransitive verb; I get confused and confuse the girls. My top blind spot? I'm terrible at motivating my girls to read more.Continue reading...
Top Reference Sites
November 2, 2007
Scholar Fred R. Shapiro is an authority on quotations and the editor of the seminal Yale Book of Quotations, a compendium of over 12,000 bits of wisdom by notable people through history. A Mount Everest of quotes! Which got us wondering: Why the fascination with quotes? And how do we know that Mark Twain quote was actually quipped by Mr. Clemens? We called up Fred to find out: Continue reading...
"Blogging for a Good Book"
July 21, 2007
Stumped for a book? The Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia to the rescue! The library publishes a website where "a different staff member picks favorite reviews" each week. Book reviews change daily. Check out today's selection here.
Blog Du Jour
A Kids' Librarian's Blogs
August 16, 2006
Besty Bird, a librarian at the New York Public Library who blogs about children's literature on her popular A Fuse #8 Production website, suggests checking out these blogs to find out more about kid's books:
Read Roger run by Roger Sutton, the editor of Horn Book Magazine
Bookshelves of Doom run by Leila, a librarian of Kennebunk, ME
Big A little a run by Kelly Herold, a midwestern language professor
Mother Reader run by Pam Coughlan, children's library assistant in northern Virginia.
Oz and Ends run by J.L. Bell, a writer, editor and researcher.