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How authors and illustrators can touch us… beyond their work

The few times I have reached out to authors that I like I have been surprised at how accommodating and communicative they are! Not that I have reason to think that wouldn’t be the case. I just wouldn’t think that responding on Twitter or via email to little ol’ me would on their radar… let alone a priority.… Continue reading How authors and illustrators can touch us… beyond their work

Professional Development

Some Free Professional Development Resources For Librarians

I am so excited to see that the Colorado State Library is expanding their training website! I utilized some of their modules in a library customer service training I did. They are apparently going to be including Makerspace programming, potential funding opportunities, and resources. The Tampa Bay Library Consortium also has a great website, Florida… Continue reading Some Free Professional Development Resources For Librarians

Public Libraries

Public Librarians as STEM Educators?

The Space Science Institution is a nonprofit organization that does R&D and education to make science accessible. They created an education branch called the National Center for Interactive Learning. One of the NCIL’s projects is called the STAR (Science-Technology Activities and Resources) Library Education Network. Also known as Star_Net, they have an online community where librarians can collaborate,… Continue reading Public Librarians as STEM Educators?