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Just in case you’ve missed this article floating around the Internet, you might be interested in the 33 reasons librarians are irreplaceable.

http://www.degreetutor.com/library/adult-continued-education/librarians-needed

Booktalks Quick and Simple now has a podcast! In addition to the website filled with booktalks and the blog with a sneak peek at the new booktalks, now you can hear the booktalks by Nancy herself.

http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/podcast.htm

Also be sure to click on the links at the bottom of Nancy’s webpage to go to some excellent bibliographies.


Grab a piece of paper and test your knowledge of children’s literature.

Question: What are the10 best picture books of the past 25 years and the top 25 chapter books? Now check your answer at http://tinyurl.com/29k4hk


During the Blooging @ Your Library workshop this week, I told Teri Green, librarian from Brownsboro ISD, I would renew my efforts to post entries on ESC7Libs. Thanks Teri for encouraging me to share the tidbits of library news I read on the web.

http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/calculator.htm The Maine State Library offers this handy tool which helps library patrons understand the monetary value of the library materials, programs,meeting rooms, computers, and reference services they use. Source: Ex Libris: an E-Zine for Librarians and Other Information Junkies. http://marylaine.com/exlibris

CHICAGO — Jack Prelutsky is the inaugural winner of the Children’s Poet Laureate award from the Poetry Foundation. The announcement was made at the third annual Pegasus Awards ceremony last night on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago.

The new award aims to raise awareness that children have a natural receptivity to poetry and are its most appreciative audience, especially when poems are written specifically for them. Findings from the Poetry Foundation’s recent research study—Poetry in America—demonstrate that a lifelong love for poetry is most likely to result if cultivated early in childhood and reinforced thereafter.

Prelutsky, the beloved author of more than 35 books of verse and editor of several poetry anthologies, has been charming children and adults with his witty, musical poems for nearly 40 years. His books have combined to sell well over a million copies, and his work has been translated into several languages. His anthology, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, is a perennial favorite of librarians.
Source: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/release_092706.html

Have you heard the news? Beginning next year the old 10-digist format for ISBN will change to 13 digits. For an overview of the change in ISBN, follow the following link.
http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6308665.html

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