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The Laughing Librarian

Author : Jeanette C. Smith
ISBN : 9780786490561
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Despite the stodgy stereotypes, libraries and librarians themselves can be quite funny. The spectrum of library humor from sources inside and outside the profession ranges from the subtle wit of the New Yorker to the satire of Mad. This examination of American library humor over the past 200 years covers a wide range of topics and spans the continuum between light and dark, from parodies to portrayals of libraries and their staffs as objects of fear. It illuminates different types of librarians--the collector, the organization person, the keeper, the change agent--and explores stereotypes like the shushing little old lady with a bun, the male scholar-librarian, the library superhero, and the anti-stereotype of the sexy librarian. Profiles of the most prominent library humorists round out this lively study.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Services From Birth To Five

Author : Carolynn Rankin
ISBN : 9781783300082
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 82.73 MB
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Following on from their ground-breaking first book, Delivering the Best Start, Rankin and Brock return to the subject of pre-school and early years library provision with contributions and case studies from innovators and experts around the world. There is a growing awareness of the significance of the first five years of life for intellectual, social and emotional development and early intervention is of political interest. This book provides knowledge and understanding about early language and literacy development and how young children become successful through enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Coverage includes: an examination of the key role of library practitioners who work with young children the importance of effective interdisciplinary teamwork for professionals working with the early years a focus on involving parents and carers and valuing their culture, language, heritage and community practical guidance given on setting up and running pre-school library services contributions and case studies from experts around the world. This book will be useful reading for early years professionals and librarians, those responsible for commissioning and delivering pre-school library services, students of library and information studies or childhood studies and practitioners undertaking practical early years qualifications.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Tech Savvy Reading Promotion A Toolbox For Librarians And Other Educators

Author : Nancy J. Keane
ISBN : 9781440868511
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 83.25 MB
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Unleash new possibilities for reading promotion and readers' advisory with these technological tools that can help you to catch the interest of young readers and direct them toward positive reading experiences. • Introduces users to effective new tools for promoting reading and providing readers' advisory services • Helps educators to meet learners in the online environments they frequent • Supports independent reading
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives

Author : Robert G. Weiner
ISBN : 9780786456932
Genre : Literary Criticism
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To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.
Category: Literary Criticism

Maximizing The Impact Of Comics In Your Library Graphic Novels Manga And More

Author : Jack Phoenix
ISBN : 9781440868863
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This unique guide offers fresh insights on how graphic novels and comics differ from traditional books and require different treatment in the library—from purchasing, shelving, and cataloging to readers' advisory services, programs, and curriculum. Challenging librarians to rethink some of their traditional practices, Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library provides creative and proven solutions for libraries of all types that want to get comics into the hands of fans and promote readership. The author describes how libraries would benefit from an in-house classification system and organization that accounts for both publishers and series. In addition, acquiring comics can often be tricky due to renumbering of series, reboots, shifting creative teams, and more—this book shows you how to work around those obstacles. Shelving and displays that reflect comic readers' browsing habits, creative programs that boost circulation of comics and graphic novels, and how comics can play a vital role in educational institutions are also covered. • Addresses common challenges librarians face with comics and graphic novels collections, and shows how to surmount them • Offers a solutions-focused approach • Describes how comics can be used to better engage your community and to educate youth • Fills a gap in the professional literature, covering topics not touched upon in the existing literature • Serves as a vital resource for public, academic, and school libraries
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Joshua C. Cohen
ISBN : 9781101475775
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A timely book about bullies, their victims, and a high school football team where winning is the only thing that matters This intense sports novel will strike a chord with those who followed the tragic football stories that broke in 2011. In this heart-pounding debut, Joshua C. Cohen conveys the pressures and politics of being a high school athlete in a way that is both insightful and compelling. At Oregrove High, there's an extraordinary price for victory, paid both on and off the football field, and it claims its victims without mercy. When the unthinkable happens, an unlikely friendship is at the heart of an increasingly violent, steroid-infused power struggle. This is a book that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Comic Book Collections For Libraries

Author : Bryan D. Fagan
ISBN : 9781598845129
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book will help librarians extend literary graphic novel collections to attract a large, untapped group of comic book readers with a sure-to-be-popular comic book collection. • 60 A–Z entries on the comic book industry, publishers, and creators • Helpful lists of recommended comic book titles, many of which are not usually found in libraries • Numerous tables, comic book images, and illustrations • A glossary of comic book-specific terms • A title list actually used to begin a comic book collection at James Madison University • Bibliographies for each chapter, plus a list of more than 50 web resources
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017981504
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

The Guy Friendly Ya Library

Author : Rollie James Welch
ISBN : 1591582709
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Looks at the reading habits of teenage boys and describes ways to improve library services for them.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Blogger Bundle Volume Iii Super Librarian Selects The Harvey Girls

Author : Cheryl St.John
ISBN : 9781426848957
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 38.37 MB
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Meet the women who civilized the American West in this bundle hand-picked by Wendy the Super Librarian! Though their pasts may be filled with trials and tribulations, these Harvey Girls still have big dreams of a better life. Falling in love wasn't on the menu, until happily ever after came walking through the door. Bundle includes The Doctor's Wife, The Lawman's Bride, and The Preacher's Daughter by Cheryl St. John.
Category: Fiction

Blogger Bundle Volume V Super Librarian Sele

Author : Cheryl St.John
ISBN : 9781426850783
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 43.92 MB
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Blogger Bundle Volume V: Super Librarian Sele by Cheryl St.John,Judith Stacy,Cheryl Reavis released on Feb 1, 2010 is available now for purchase.
Category: Fiction

Superheroes And Superegos Analyzing The Minds Behind The Masks

Author : Sharon Packer MD
ISBN : 9780313355370
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 86.12 MB
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This comprehensive collection of essays written by a practicing psychiatrist shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century.
Category: Social Science

Read Rhyme And Romp Early Literacy Skills And Activities For Librarians Teachers And Parents

Author : Heather McNeil
ISBN : 9781598849578
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 42.76 MB
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Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library World

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ISBN : SRLF:A0013543863
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

New Library World

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ISBN : PSU:000060099754
Genre : Libraries
File Size : 70.21 MB
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Category: Libraries

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UOM:39015063375003
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

The Unabashed Librarian

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ISBN : UOM:39015066144828
Genre : Library science
File Size : 40.62 MB
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Category: Library science

The Librarian S Guide To Graphic Novels For Children And Tweens

Author : David S. Serchay
ISBN : UOM:39015079286210
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29.71 MB
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A guide to graphic novels for children and pre-teens offers historical and genre information, provides collection building tips, and discusses how to manage, promote, and maintain the collection.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines