Libraries are (still) essential, so let’s #FundLibraries

Oh hey, it's me, back from the (online) dead to once again ask you all to please contact your representatives to ask them to fund libraries. You may remember that I wrote a similar post back in 2017 when Trump previously tried to defund LSTA grants and eliminate the Institute for Museum and Libraries. It's … Continue reading Libraries are (still) essential, so let’s #FundLibraries

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Save IMLS because libraries are essential

If you didn't hear that Trump is planning on cutting funds to SO MANY ESSENTIAL programs, then here you go. Also, some of these essential programs include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an important source of funding for libraries and museums in the U.S. I want to talk a little bit about IMLS … Continue reading Save IMLS because libraries are essential

I ate a bug and other adventures in library services for teens

If I wrote a book about being a teen librarian the above would probably be the title. Librarianship makes for great titles. If I were to be writing about the reference desk I could title books things like No, You Can't Have That Loose Cat in the Library or I Can't Tell if You're Joking … Continue reading I ate a bug and other adventures in library services for teens