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“I like getting up and going to school every day,” she says. “It’s a joy.”
Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd
School Library Journal October 2014 cover story 

“I like getting up and going to school every day,” she says. “It’s a joy.”

Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd

School Library Journal October 2014 cover story 

Though many educators shy away from incorporating street lit into their collections, Boyd has been a big proponent of the genre and believes that it “[serves] as a teaching tool.” Karen Edmonson, a middle school science teacher who worked with Boyd at Chicago’s Ninos Heroes School, where Boyd was librarian from 2004 to 2007, witnessed the librarian’s ability to turn middle school students on to pleasure reading. Though other teachers encouraged students to read classic literature about the African American experience, such as Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Dial, 1976), according to Edmonson, Boyd preferred to push students toward books that resonated with them.
Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd | School Library Journal
Does your library feature a “biography hall of shame”?

Biography Section Hall of Shame — 100 Scope Notes 

Does your library feature a “biography hall of shame”?

Biography Section Hall of Shame — 100 Scope Notes 

In February 1991, SLJ was there to report ALA’s denouncement of President George Bush’s decision to enter the Gulf War—the first national organization to do so.
And Now We Are 60: SLJ, the profession, and culture from 1954 to today | School Library Journal
Seven-year-old library fundraisers, Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams.
Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo | School Library Journal 

Seven-year-old library fundraisers, Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams.

Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo | School Library Journal 

Settling into our new digs! Most important thing to note? Where’s the closest library?

Settling into our new digs! Most important thing to note? Where’s the closest library?

The biggest issue with equating the library with a Netflix for books is that it sends a false message that libraries are worth little more than $8 or $12 or $20 a month. That the services offered in libraries are little more than options to which people can subscribe, rather than actual services anyone can utilize at any time.

When the library is made to be seen as a business, rather than the heart of a community or a fundamental service made possible through citizen-approved tax dollars, it makes the library expendable. That expendability then moves down the chain: staff salaries get cut, then staff withers, then more programs and projects that benefit the community — books and movies and CDs and magazines and newspapers and wifi and computer access and database subscriptions and programs for all shapes, colors, and sizes of people — disappear, too. It detracts from the unique aspects that make a library what it is: a place for all, rather than a place for some.

Libraries reach out where Netflix reaches in.

from Libraries Are Not a “Netflix” for Books.  (via catagator)

(via libraryjournal)

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