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    Banned Book Display 2015 -- "This amazing library display features a line-up of literary characters from books that have been banned at one point in time. Created by Rachel Moani of the Lacey Timberland Library in Washington state for Banned Book Week, it highlights a few of the reasons the books have been banned by either a school or community library..." -- LOVE this display!! See more of her amazing displays here:

    "The Library of Things is a new service from the Sacramento Public Library that offers 'things' for checkout—such as sewing machines, musical instruments and video games—just like the library offers books. The items in the Library of Things were chosen in a voting process by Sacramento Public Library patrons..." -- Click through for more. Concept well featured in a NYT article here:

    "Need to de-stress? Get our new coloring book, 'Archival Mindfulness' " -- From the Society of American Archivists; beautiful mandalas! Downloadable for free from link at click-through.

    "Florida Library Webinars provides access to Florida’s statewide training program featuring webinars on topics ranging from customer service to new technologies... All Florida Library Webinars events are recorded and made available for viewing after the live event. You can access all of our recordings from the On Demand section. Our On Demand offerings are available for anyone to view, no registration is required."

    Those pesky librarian gangs! -- Original source appears to be the New York Library Association (NYLA) weekly newsletter. Click through to the FB repost for some moderately hysterical comments!

    "Philip Parker's Trick For Authoring Over 1 Million Books: Don't Write" -- Click through to read about the somewhat scary, somewhat awesome "small arsenal of algorithms capable of automatically generating textbooks, crossword puzzles, poems and books on topics ranging from bookbinding to cataracts." Yay? Yikes?

    "Teacher Entrepreneurship Week 2015" - The Learning Revolution -- "Four evenings of interviews, live on Google Hangouts on Air / YouTube." Lineup and more information at the click-through.

    Previous pinner: "This Public Library Figured Out The Perfect Way For Teens To Find Self-Help Books - BuzzFeed News" -- SH: "Sacramento Public Library has created this guide for teens in need of self-help books." List is longer than what's shown on the pin; click through to see more ideas.

    "Social Media / Social Media Library Bloggers" -- Pinterest board by teacher-librarian Joyce Valenza.

    "Librarians Versus the NSA" -- Important article. Plus, loved the quote in here: “Librarians have not only been on the cutting edge of every kind of information technology to evolve—they are the cutting edge. That’s their job. That was true when technology meant tape recorders and typewriters…. Librarians today have as much to do with people who say ‘sssh’ and wear high-neck blouses as a fish does to a bicycle.”

    SWERSTY'S SWAP SHOP: "Library Football" -- Completely clever idea and totally adorable photos at the click-through. Fabulous way to tie into Super Bowl frenzy to get K to 5 students interested in non-fiction.

    "What the 'death of the library' means for the future of books" -- "This is not the end of the library" is an answer to yet another suggestion to do away with physical libraries and it provides a good defense of libraries as "so much more than repositories of dead tree books." [Photo is "Stockholm Public Library," by Samantha Marx , via Flickr:]

    "Oh, those librarians! Such a bunch of cut-ups!" -- From Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX. This made me laugh!

    "What kind of library user are you? -- Are you a 'Library Lover'? An 'Information Omnivore'? Or are you totally 'Off the Grid'? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population." -- Click-through quiz is from the Pew Research Internet Project survey in 2013; see the full "[Public] Library Engagement Typology" results here: www.pewinternet.o...

    "Coasters Speak Louder Than Words," via "Library Journal's" "One Cool Thing" -- "Lobbying for libraries can be a painfully earnest affair. But not so in New York State, where the New York Library Association (NYLA) adopted a playful new strategy to reach legislators and their staffs where they may be at their most receptive—relaxing with a drink after work." -- Nice idea!

    CONFERENCE 2014 : Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration -- 5th Annual VCARA Conference – May 20, 2014 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. SLT SLURL: maps.secondlife.c... -- Click through for program details.

    TIME SENSITIVE: "Draft for Comment: 'Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education' -- Feedback on the first two parts will be accepted through 5pm Central on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, via the form at www.surveymonkey.... " -- Click through for discussion questions if library groups wish to discuss the guidelines.

    "Declaration for the Right to Libraries" -- Click through for a brief video of ALA President Barbara Stripling explaining her initiative "Libraries Change Lives," which is "designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types." Click on to sign the petition and learn how you and your library can get involved.

    "PLA [Public Library Association] On-Demand Webinars" -- "...archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience. Most on-demand webinars are approximately one hour in length... On-demand webinars are priced at $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for individuals and $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for groups." Click through for the fairly long list of a variety of topics.

    "We are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held October 8 - 9, 2014. The conference is online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and free to attend." Call for speaker nominations is open until March 31:

    "The Hippest Shusher" would be Margaret “Peg” Perry, Katherine Hepburn's youngest sister. Click through for a lovely tribute to her. -- Shown: "Katharine, Peg (left), and Marion (right) Hepburn"

    "DUL Crazy Smart 10," by DukeUnivLibraries, via Flickr (Click here to be able to read the ad text: -- Click through to read about Duke University Libraries' "Crazy Smart" service, "Digitize This Book" (digitization-on-demand: "From stacks to scanner to your inbox.") and to see the digitized book pictured. More: blogs.library.duk...

    "Stress Relief Center in Dacus Library" -- Great idea at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC) for exam week: "Until exams are over, the Stress Relief Center will be equipped with some comfy chairs, refreshments and activities to take your mind off exams. Activities set up include: puzzles, coloring books/sheets and crayons, and small games like Jenga, Toss Across and Checkers. Each evening after 5:00 PM there will be coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided by the library until it runs out."

    "The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr" -- Lots of links at the click-through to library Tumblr-ing.

    Click through to see "5 Awesome Librarian Business Cards" -- Shown: Front of "Superhero Librarian Business Cards"