Banned Books Week – Still a Big Deal?
Advocacy & Activism / Big Picture / Education & Curriculum

Banned Books Week – Still a Big Deal?

Last week was Banned Books Week in the library world, celebrating titles such as Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. At my public library, staff posed in front of a poster with their favorite banned book, as a way to show support for … Continue reading

Conferences / Professional Life

What’s a Librarian Doing Here? Or Attending Conferences Out of Discipline.

On Hack Library School, there have been a lot of articles about conferences. These have mainly focused on the advantages of attending local library or archives conferences or the big ‘un, ALA, over the summer. My goal here isn’t to rehash what has already been written but to talk about the possibilities and the fun … Continue reading