Unclear on the Asian-Pacific American Concept

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month, which means libraries across the country have rolled out reading lists they hope give the public an insight into populations that has ties not only to Japan, Korea and China, but to countries and territories such as Guam, India, Vietnam, and Fiji.  While some libraries are nailing the suggestions, others are…well, a little unclear on the APA concept.  So if you’re tagged to come up with book selections for next year’s APAH event, … Read the rest

Photo courtesy of Manchester City Library

Dating Advice for Smartypants

Photo courtesy of Manchester City Library

Photo courtesy of Manchester City Library

Think you have to like books to date a librarian?  Think again….



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Don't forget to bring you lead shield

Don’t forget to bring you lead shield


It’s going to be a scorcher!… Read the rest

A Special Guest Star Appearance....

A Special Guest Star Appearance….

Look for me and my library peeps at ALA Annual next week!  #alaac14

NPG x125445; Pattie Boyd; Cynthia Lennon; Maureen Starr (nÈe Cox, later Tigrett); Jenny Fleetwood (nÈe Boyd) by Ronald TraegerRead the rest

What Happens in Sessions Stays in Sessions

Panicking over the thought of ALA Annual being a week away and the only thing you’ve decided are the shoes that won’t melt in the 100º+ Vegas heat?  Interested in more than the vendor-party cheese cubes you will be shoving into your complimentary tote bags? You may be just the kind of librarian these programs are looking for:

“Red Yarn Wedding”: Programming for the Disturbingly-Obsessed Fantasy Reader
Looking for programming for that patron who stares at you with pleading eyes … Read the rest