I Opened A Book by Julia Donaldson

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The October-December 2014 issue of the Meridian Monitor newsletter is available by clicking on the newsletter link at the top of this page.

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Personal Reading List

The newest issue of Booklist contains an excellent article by well-known Reader’s Advisor Joyce Saricks.  In it, she talks about how important it is that you keep a list of all the books you read each year; nothing fancy – just author and title.  She has been doing this for years and enjoys revisiting her past reads.

I am currently in the middle of facilitating one of Basic Skills Reader’s Advisory classes and I would agree with Ms. Saricks.  To be a good RA, it’s important to read (hopefully, WIDELY) and keeping a list helps you remember.

I keep my list on Goodreads and the joy of that is they send me a link at the end of the year with my entire list on it and I, too, can relive what I have read.  Additionally, every month or so, they recommend titles I might enjoy based upon what I have on my list.  It’s a win-win situation!

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Salute to Librarians

Warren Adler salutes librarians

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ALA Code of Best Practices

ALA Code of Best Practices

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