Photos from Spotlight on Books

April 27, 2007

Carol Sibley and Derek Anderson at the Spotlight ConferenceGo to the NLLN photogallery for a few pictures from this year’s Spotlight on Books Conference. Derek Anderson, this year’s illustrator/artist for the summer library program invited Gladys to participate!  107 peole joined us a Sugar Lake Lodge for a grand Conference.


ALA | Teen Read Week’s™ 2007 Web site launched with benefits for early registration

April 25, 2007

ALA | Teen Read Week’s™ 2007 Web site launched with benefits for early registration
Teen Read Week’s™ 2007 Web site launched with benefits for early registration.

It’s time to start thinking about Teen Read Week and register early.

ILA: NetSafe

April 25, 2007

ILA: NetSafe  Bookmarks available from Illinois and MySpace on Internet safety and safety tips for teens.  You can download the bookmarks and find articles on cyberbullying, blogging safety, etc.

Destiny Directions: Inventory Tips Make the Task Less Taxing

April 25, 2007

Destiny Directions: Inventory Tips Make the Task Less Taxing

This is from the Follett Newsletter for Destiny regarding inventory.

Maud Hart Lovelace Award Winners & ’08 Nominees

April 25, 2007

MYRA is happy to announce the winners for the 2006-2007 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award:

Division 1 (grades 3-5):  Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret

Division 2 (grades 6-8): Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

2007-2008 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Nominees:


Bauer, Marion Dane      A Bear Named Trouble   

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker      Halfway to the Sky

Cooper, Susan   The Magician’s Boy     

Creech, Sharon  Ruby Holler    

Durbin, Will    Blackwater Ben 

Feinstein, John Last Shot      

Hannigan, Katherine     Ida B…and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and (possibly) save the world     

Meddaugh, Susan Lulu’s Hat     

Roberts, Diane  Made You Look  

Van Draanen, Wendelin   Shredderman: Secret Identity   

Woodson, Jacqueline     Locomotion     

Yee, Lisa       Millicent Min: Girl Genius     



Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker      Halfway to the Sky     

Bruchac, Joseph Code Talker    

Choldenko, Gennifer     Al Capone Does My Shirts       

Creech, Sharon  Ruby Holler    

Cummings, Priscilla     Red Kayak      

Durbin, Will    Blackwater Ben 

Ehrenhaft, Daniel       Last Dog on Earth      

Feinstein, John Last Shot      

Hale, Shannon   Goose Girl     

Shusterman, Neal        Schwa Was Here 

Sonnenblick, Jordan     Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie   

Woods, Brenda   *Emako Blue

*Titles marked with asterisks have mature themes or language that may not be appropriate for all Division 2 readers.

Please consider joining MYRA and participating in our Minnesota choice book award, Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award.  For more information visit our web site,

SirsiDynix OneSource: Change – Arrghhhhh!

April 20, 2007

SirsiDynix OneSource: Change – Arrghhhhh!
Change – Arrghhhhh!
by Stephen Abram, vice president of Innovation, SirsiDynix

When Stephen Abram addresses the nature of change and admits to some difficulty…it’s worth reading. As always, his insightful analysis and summary, pulls some coherence out of a world that feels pretty chaotic at times. Change is always with us, and seldom something we can control. More likely than not, the change will be something unexpected. And we will want to resist it.

While we can’t control change, we can control our own attitudes and responses. Abram gives us some thoughts on the stages we go through. (Try not to think too much about the fact that these are the stages that were first given to us by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross to address death and dying. It’s not that grim!)

YouTube – Librarian

April 19, 2007

YouTube – Librarian

Well, this is certainly an intersting take on librarians!  It is from New Zealand and quite entertaining (in a very unusual way).

A music video (4:10) by New Zealand band HauntedLove, which performs ghostly pop tunes about werewolves, haunted museums, vengeful librarians, love inside computers, and ponies that just won’t go. Filmed on location at the Dunedin Public Library. Camera work by Claudia Babirat, direction and editing/effects by Don Ferns. Starring Haunted Love (Rainy McMaster and Geva Downey) and Henri Davidson….