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Second Generation Librarian.

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Today was the first day of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) – “Hooray!” says I and hundreds of other people who crowded into the Toronto Reference Library. I went to TCAF for the first time last year and was kind overwhelmed by everything to see (and buy!) during the second day of the festival. […]

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In the process of learning to do baby storytime, I’ve learned that one sort of popular book for infants and young toddlers is simply a book that outlines the basic components of “baby’s day.” Briefly, this is because they can easily make connections between their lives and what is going on in the book. Waking […]

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I’m belatedly celebrating one whole year as a professional librarian – whoo! <does a jig> My biblio-birthday was officially January 2… So I’m going to take a little time to think about what exactly this last year in accidental (completely on purpose) children’s librarianship has yielded in personal and professional development. Programming: I’m still trying […]

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So Easy Readers (not to be confused with Easy Riders)… they’re thin, often used, usually beat-up books that circulate a lot. Bad for shelf reading, hold pulling, and kind of a pain the bibliographic backside of everyone who has to deal with them on an administrative level, shall we say. So, what are people looking […]

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I got the go-ahead to do some sorely needed weeding on the Juvenile Non-Fiction Section (my first ever). To sidestip the issue of not wanting to throw anything out because of curriculum demand, I ordered a report done for items that haven’t circulated in 2 years or more. I’m finding a lot of picturebooks on […]

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