Saturday, September 20, 2014

Links from the Staff - Week of September 14 - 20, 2014

Posted this past week by your co-workers in the district:

  • Louise P. Cheli (SP Reference) mentioned she "recently read Joyce Saricks article, "In Praise of Browsing," (Booklist Online) and as usual, (Saricks) had insightful observations, suggestions and ideas." (9/18/2014)
    • Display idea from Joyce: "...pull titles only from those bottom shelves, where good books languish."
    • Quotes from the above link: 
      • "Browsing also gets us into the stacks, where we’re more likely to come upon readers and to start conversations. Librarians behind the desk can seem forbidding, but librarians loose in the stacks are fair game, more open to conversations and sharing titles." 
      • "If we’re open to the power of browsing and the magic of serendipity, we become more open to all possibilities, more able to meet readers, listeners, and viewers wherever they are."
  • Posted by Anna Sylvan (MK) - a TED talk from Mac Barnett ...(9/17/2014)
    • "Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale."

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