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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
by Christopher Paolini
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2020
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Untold Mayhem (audiobook version)
Influence by Sara Shepard; Lilia Buckingham Pub Date: 05 Jan 2021 Read courtesy of http://netgalley.com
Glad I stuck with it! Went from an almost DNF to 3 stars to 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐. Might have been my disinterest, disdain, or dread of the effect social media has on this generation of teens that initially had me turned off, but as the plot developed, there was a real story behind all of the 'influencing' going on. [Get your cringe ready for an "in my day"…
by Marisa Reichardt
Pub Date: 29 Sep 2020
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At first I wondered how the author was going to have a whole book told by someone caught in the rubble of an earthquake, but I was pleasantly surprised by the use of flashbacks and storytelling by the trapped characters. Then the narration changed as the story changed (I don't want to tell how, since that would be a…
Book Review: Like Spilled Water
by Jennie Liu
Pub Date 01 Sep 2020
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This is a novel of regret, so it's a review filled with regrets.
I feel regret for the unlucky readers who found this book too long or too slow. It's not an action novel; it's an emotional one. It's reflective of the societal norms to not reveal one's troubles encapsulated into a story. I am grateful to have been able to…
Librarians without borders: For those of us who connect, teach, share, and lead in new information landscapes.
OITP, LITA seek nominations for cutting-edge technology practices
Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) are soliciting nominations for best library practices using cutting-edge technology.
“Cutting edge” refers to tested and successful implementations of technological advancements used in services such as:
- Improvements in traditional services and processes by inventing/re-inventing/twisting technology
- Introduction of new, innovative services that are flexible and responsive to community needs
- Methods for connecting libraries to their communities
- Funding initiatives or organizational models that ensure library information technology will remain current
- Application development (apps)
- Architecture and design
- Circulation (sorting, remote distribution, materials handling, delivery mechanisms)
- Community services (to include equity, outreach, programming and assessment of services)
- E-resources management services
- Instruction/information literacy
- Knowledge creation
- Open source
- Patron services (to include self-services and privacy protection)
- Participatory services (e.g., student-created content, community polling, wikis)
- Professional development
- Readers’ advisory
- Reference services
- Staff management (use of self-scheduling, recruitment and evaluation)
- Unique missions
- User interface
- Web services
Nominations should include the following:
- A description of the project/service
- An explanation of how the service/procedure is cutting-edge
- Information about the evolution of the project (identification of need, why it is novel, funding sources/options, challenges, how success was measured, and recommendations)
Applicants may also submit supporting materials in a variety of media, such as Flickr, YouTube, video, audio, blogs, etc.).
- Must involve the use of technology
- Must be a novel idea or implementation of a service
- Must be able to be documented for replication
- Must be for a library that has been involved in the development of the service or product (can’t just buy something off the shelf) or has enhanced the product for added value
A joint committee of members from the Subcommittee on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century and LITA will review all nominations and may conduct selected interviews or site visits to identify those libraries that are truly offering a best practice or most innovative service. Libraries or library service areas will be publicized via the OITP and LITA websites, as well as highlighted through ALA publications and programs at the ALA Annual Conference in 2012.
Learn more about the program and past winners on the OITP website.
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