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h/t to Jo for that awesome article “Women, this is How We'll Win.” In the “great minds think alike” world, the next cafe c...
The only thing certain in this world is….Taxes? Who wants to talk about taxes in September? I can tell you who is going to have to talk a lot about taxes in September - people elected to office in Washington D.C. After that, they will follow up with budget conversations. This is why we have decided to focus our next Cafe Collection on understanding t...
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In my non-vacation life I read the lighter fare, the pulpier the fiction the better. I find it is perfect for the train and taking a break when work/school is too much. Which means I have to change it up on vacation. Hence my Unconventional Beach Reads Staff Picks for July/August. When I head to the beach I take the weightier books - figuratively & literally (I read Atlas Shrugged on vacation, which makes most people look at me askew) But I have the time, and no place to be. When I need a break, I can stare at the horizon or go swimming. The figuratively w...
The American Library Association designated May 1st-7th as Choose Privacy Week. Rather than add more stuff to finals week, I decided to wait until this week when we all have time to do the deep dive into online privacy. Taking the steps to protect on online privacy can be tough. While the majority of us are concerned about online privacy, most of us are also not following through on measures that would make us safer online. (It’s not just you, it’s me too!) Often it is not just one reason that stops us, but multiple factors some of which we aren’t always aware of. The Harvard Business Revie...
[caption id="attachment_26956" align="alignright" width="296"] From the BioDiversity Heritage Library[/caption] Let's all take April’s poetry to May while we are enjoying the flowers! Ebooks:
Did you know that April is School Library Month? The American Association of School Librarians takes this month to celebrate school librarians and their programming. The theme this year is “Because School Libraries Empower Students”.
In order to celebrate School Library Month we are reaching out to different school librarians to highlight the work they do! We will be posting our interviews with them through out the month.  My name is Teresa Tartaglione and I am the campus librarian at the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus in Manhattan. I serve six high schools and have been in this position for 7.5 years, a school librarian for 9 years. This year has been a strange one--we just opened a brand new library space and I am out on mate...
In order to celebrate School Library Month we are reaching out to different school librarians to highlight the work they do! We will be posting our interviews with them through out the month.  Please introduce yourself (where do you work, job title) My name is Marla Greenwald. I am the librarian at Cypress Hills Community School, a public dual-language school in East New York. I took this year off for maternity and childcare leave, but have been at the school for 11 years and will return in the fall. I was originally a 5th grade teacher but transitioned to the...
I hope it is true that April Showers Bring May Flowers. Luckily April has lots of fun resources to get us through the rain. Poetry Month April is Poetry Month, and to celebrate the G...