Monthly Archives: November 2010

LIBR 233 Semester Reflections on School Libraries and Challenges


LIBR 233 due Nov. 28.- Dec. 4 Reflect on the semester readings, discussions, assignments, etc. Has your vision changed? What are you looking forward to implementing in your school library program? What worries you about the profession? (Jobs, isolation). What … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi, By Mark Reibstein, Illustrated by Ed Young


This is a children’s picture book but can be enjoyed by several age groups including adults on several levels. I have been busy working on a Readers’ Advisory Project of books for 5 to 8 year olds for the past … Continue reading

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Advocacy for the School Library


    What is the role of advocacy in the school library? To whom should you apply advocacy efforts? Why? In investigating advocacy efforts, what do you see that you like? What challenges are facing school libraries?     One role of … Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


First of all, I want to thank my friend Barb Kaplan for recommending this book to me as we enjoyed a picnic before watching The Taming of the Shrew, pirate style, at Marin Shakespeare. This book uses wonderful language. It … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Tamar, by Naomi Ragan


This was a book I read until exhaustion each night for about the last week. Tamar is a member of an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Orchard Park, New York. Everything seems perfect to her. She is attractive, pious, has married … Continue reading

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