Month: January 2010
today in stupid.
Nah, kids don’t need to look up words. Especially in SCHOOL of all places. Their vocabularies are perfectly cromulent as they are. So shine on, you crazy school in LA, and keep those dictionaries away from kids. They should be using a more hands-on approach to learning about oral sex, anyway. UGH. And for the…
i want to be the frank zappa of librarians.
This list is interesting, if flawed, but what I really enjoyed reading was Tony Buchsbaum’s hijacking of the thread to talk about rating books, censorship, and everyone’s favorite topic, thinking of the children. I’m going to shoot my mouth off here and say that I don’t believe that people use ratings. I think they either…
“we apologize for our mistake.”
Magic Under Glass will get a new jacket. Huzzah to everyone who spoke out. I’d also like to add, I am really looking forward to reading this book. A dance-hall girl? Dancing for pennies? How very Firefly.
I wish these book/bookmark sets were real (from Icoeye). I wish I could read more lovely “why I am a librarian” stories like this one. I wish my library had a pony, or a pot-bellied pig. It could carry books to and from the sorting room, as well as help keep control of the after-school…
Brian Herzog wrote an amusing post about a dream he had, wherein he chastised a library user for playing Marco Polo too loudly. Have you ever dreamed about work? When I was still a preschool teacher, I would sometimes dream that somehow all of the children I taught had ended up in my apartment, and…
I’d say I spend 99% of my time feeling like I’m squarely in the “hooray!” quadrant. How about you?
vintage ALA ad from 1977
Yet so many people don’t know that we still do all of these things today, and more. Where’s the 2010 version of this poster, y’all? Found this poster at the Vintage Ad Browser.
a crony, ms.
I have award fatigue right now. Trying to keep track of the Caudills, the Monarchs, the Cybills, the Lincolns, the Caldecotts, the Newberys, et al, has broken my brain. I realized today that I have no handle on the 2010 Monarch nominees. This is shameful. I begin reading in earnest tomorrow. Speaking of reading (how’s…
there are so many
I found a new blog to read, thanks to Bookshelves of Doom: Curious Pages, recommended inappropriate books for children. A topic that will never lack for content, I tell you what.