“Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.”
silvioagueci:

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theecamerondallas:

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silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

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silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

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silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

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Q

meiznek asked:

Hiya! I just started an MLIS at the Syracuse iSchool and I was curious if you'd help me out with a signal boost? We all know how diverse what a librarian IS can be, so maybe the list is shorter if we think about what a librarian ISN'T? My group for a project has a larger dialogue going on Twitter using #thisisnotalibrarian for anyone who'd like to help out. Not trying to go negative at all- for example, a librarian isn't the collection, and a librarian isn't the keeper of an Ivory Tower. Thanks!

A

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Hi there—honestly, I’m not completely sure on what the project is but I’m  happy to send the boost…

There’s nothing a librarian isn’t. Librarians are everything. Librarians are vast and contain multitudes. You can call us Ishmael. We’re here in the best of times and the worst of times. When you get home, we’ll make sure your dinner is still hot. We are the alpha and the omega, the data and the metadata. We can’t stop, won’t stop, don’t know how to stop. We are the last train to Clarksville that takes you to funky town. We are you. We are legion. We are.

Q

penelopiad asked:

Hi. This may seem random but I was wondering if you (or if you knew someone) could help me with something. I am working on my MLIS degree and I am in a children's materials class. The assignment is to present on evaluating craft books for kids. I was wondering if you had any idea about where to find some sort of professional literature on this? Cheers.

A

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Hi. I know there must be some folks here who can help you out…

The evaluation process for a craft book is the same process you’d use for any other nonfiction title.

I don’t know what texts you’re using in class, but if you haven’t been made aware of From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books by Kathleen T. Horning, I’m surprised and shocked. Get that book, it’s the basics of evaluating children’s literature and there is a whole chapter on evaluating informational text, which is what a craft book is.

“This likably low-tech book also features a scene in which a pug has puppies inside a clothes dryer. Is that a young-adult or a grown-up moment? Ms. Rowell is talented enough to be uncategorizable. So “Landline” belongs to a genre of its very own.”

In Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Landline,’ Magic May Fix Things - NYTimes.com

soooo……puppies in dryers is the new benchmark for what makes a book “crossover” or “undefinable”? or what?

uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.
uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.
uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.
uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.
uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.
uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.
uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.
uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]
This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!
Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).
You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/
For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962
Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.

uispeccoll:

tmtrx:

uispeccoll:

We had a request to feature more media fanzines, so here is a box, chosen at random, from the incredible Mariellen “Ming” Wathne Fanzine Collection (MsC 313).  [Read about the AMAZING collection here!]

This particular box includes Beauty and the Beast and B&tB crossover fanzines dating from 1988-1992.  Beauty and the Beast was a CBS show from 1987-1990 starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Pearlman with George R. R. Martin as a writer and producer!

Stop by and read!

This is the second post I’ve seen about the U of I’s archives. I think I need to get over there and see what else they’ve got. Wonder if they’ve got any of the old Kirk/Spock zines?

The Ming Wathne collection includes 55 boxes of Star Trek fanzines, 1960s-1990s and they are throughout the other collections as well. (Click that link in the original post that says “Read about the amazing collection here” for the guide to the Ming Wathne collection).

You could also start at this guide to our fandom resources (if you forgive us for the ugly webpage, we are working on that right now behind the scenes…): http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/

For example, here is the Vee Stade Star Trek Fanzine Collection: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0962

Please drop us a line and we can find a way to work together to get you what you need.

“Idea Playground: Youth Services UnCon”
Youth Services Unconference - www.ila.org
REGISTER FOR THIS UNCON! It will be amazing! I will be there, and I want to see you!
I love Rose’s sweater, it looks like a flannel story. 

I love Rose’s sweater, it looks like a flannel story. 

“When a committee member goes on record about an eligible title, it does carry weight,” LaTronica said. “Whether it’s a commendation or condemnation, it does set public opinion about that book.”

New ALSC Rule Will Limit Awards Committee Members’ Reviewing, Blogging | School Library Journal

I am honestly curious—how is this a bad thing? Shouldn’t librarians and reviewers be the people expressing opinions and being influential about books? Wouldn’t some informed speculation about potential winners add some interest and excitement to the awards? Why not make movements towards transparency rather than secrecy? I mean, if you really want it to be a secret and confidential process, maybe all the submissions should be blind! Wouldn’t /that/ be a fun thing to try and make happen, right?

Andrew Medlar does say that they considered whether or not confidentiality was even important anymore: "Task #1 was to determine if maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the awards and the award process, as mentioned above, even still mattered in this day and age. After all, some media awards encourage open, public discussion (such as ALSC’s Notable Lists) and some present short lists of nominees (like the Academy Awards). Following conscientious discussion, consideration, and consultation with many stakeholders over many months, it became clear that confidentiality remains key to the success of these particular awards which are so important to ALSC members, the publishing industry, and kids around the world.” (http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2014/06/alsc-response-to-horn-book-julyaugust-2014-issue-editorial-alaac14/) emphasis added

I would like to hear more about this!