My First Trip to the Library

My First Trip to the Library
Author: Greg Roza
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 153834419X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Trip to the Library Book Excerpt:

In this narrative, Jayla joins her Aunt Alexis for her first trip to the local library. This is a big step in Jayla's life. Her aunt, who is the head librarian, enjoys showing Jayla around the newly updated library. Jayla is amazed by all the things there are to do, see, and read. Story-time listeners will love the colorful illustrations that aid in comprehension and make this a delightful learning experience.

Mi primera visita a la biblioteca My First Trip to the Library

Mi primera visita a la biblioteca   My First Trip to the Library
Author: Greg Roza
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1725305828
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mi primera visita a la biblioteca My First Trip to the Library Book Excerpt:

In this narrative, Jayla joins her Aunt Alexis for her first trip to the local library. This is a big step in Jayla's life. Her aunt, who is the head librarian, enjoys showing Jayla around the newly updated library. Jayla is amazed by all the things there are to do, see, and read. Story-time listeners are sure to love the colorful illustrations, which aid in comprehension but also make this a truly delightful narrative.

The Library Collaboration and Flexible Scheduling Toolkit Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

The Library Collaboration and Flexible Scheduling Toolkit  Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
Author: Andria C. Donnelly
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2015-03-19
ISBN: 144083685X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Library Collaboration and Flexible Scheduling Toolkit Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Book Excerpt:

Appropriate for experienced elementary librarians as well as students in school library preparation programs, this powerful book explains the advantages of utilizing a flexible schedule with collaboration as compared to a fixed schedule without collaboration. • Provides a succinct and accessible yet complete explanation of research about collaboration • Supplies practical guidance for moving towards a collaborative methodology, including methods to approach the administration to win support, a training plan for staff, and team planning strategies • Explains the many side benefits of collaboration, including lowered student-to-teacher ratios, better accommodation of individual student differences, more physical and personnel resources, and higher student achievement • Addresses how to incorporate the library assistant into collaboration as well as what to do if there is no assistant • Identifies methods for handling a variety of personalities and common situational issues or difficulties

Help Mom with the Dishes

Help Mom with the Dishes
Author: Albert Koch
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2006-09
ISBN: 0595397883
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Help Mom with the Dishes Book Excerpt:

In the heart of Northwest Indiana's Calumet Region sits Whiting, Indiana. Born and raised in this "industrial Mayberry," author Albert R. Koch relives his experiences in this small town and beyond through this refreshing collection of essays. Help Mom with the Dishes is a journey through Koch's life, featuring people, places, and extraordinary moments experienced by a not-so-ordinary guy. These episodes convey the wonder of youth, the potency of humor, the power of learning, and the poignancy of emotions. For Koch, what happens in the past provides direction for the future. One can decide to either live life looking in the rearview mirror or focus on what lies ahead. One can use life experiences to strengthen and grow, or be satisfied with a mediocre life. Early on, Koch's choice is to "Help Mom with the dishes." Viewed through the parade of seasons, these distinctive, exceptional moments during Koch's continual quest for understanding and meaning are recalled with thoughtful, reflective insight-from classroom to factory, factory to campus, campus to classroom. Over that time, he's learned an important lesson: The triumph over sadness is not easy. It requires an unflinching belief in the goodness of people, a positive sense of humor, and perhaps, too, a little faith and reverence for things we cannot see.

My Stories

My Stories
Author: Janice N. Anderson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 1304051587
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Stories Book Excerpt:

Janice Anderson started writing in high school and never stopped. "I would like to see more of your writing, if I may," said a teacher in 1936. In her memoir, "My Stories," we are lucky to see more of her charming, straightforward writing: Stories of growing up in the Northeast, raising a family in Florida and acting on the stage in California. Along the way, she learned to fly, and she dealt with an unbearable tragedy. Janice Anderson's stories are the family recollections all of us would like to have, if only we had a writer in the family. Janice Anderson has given us an easy-to-read and engaging example of memoir writing.

The Romance of Libraries

The Romance of Libraries
Author: Madeleine Lefebvre
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-11-17
ISBN: 1461707145
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romance of Libraries Book Excerpt:

In the halls of knowledge, amidst the towering stacks of books, more than just facts and fiction await. The Romance of Libraries is a collection of true accounts of emotional attachments formed in and with libraries and the library field. Madeleine J. Lefebvre has gathered personal narratives from around the world from people who work in or use libraries. From the very young to those in their nineties, these people share their tales of love. While most accounts are about romances that developed in a library setting, some are about romances with libraries themselves. Loosely arranged by context, the stories—happy, sad, or bittersweet—share an over-arching theme of the transformative and emotive power of libraries in our lives. Lefebvre's underlying message is that the physical library can play a role in our affections that the virtual library never can.

100 Days of Adventure

100 Days of Adventure
Author: Greta Eskridge
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1400230985
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Days of Adventure Book Excerpt:

Turn off the screen and turn on the creativity as second-generation homeschooling mom Greta Eskridge shares 100 hands-on learning activities for kids that will connect and enrich your family through adventures, small and big. Have a meteor slumber party, attend a symphony concert, take a hike in the rain, preserve colorful fall leaves, and make nettle pesto as children explore a love of nature and venture into the great, wide, real world. From backyard bugs to farmer's market veggies, children will unplug from electronics; explore the world; and learn about nature, art, music, and themselves through STEAM projects and new experiences. 100 Days of Adventure will spark curiosity in 6- to 10-year-olds with Indoor and outdoor seasonal activities, projects, experiments, crafts, recipes, and field trips Free and low-cost activities, with options for different kinds of groups and locations Step-by-step directions, nature journal prompts, tips, and checklists Beautiful photos and helpful illustrations Children can bond with parents and siblings, learn new skills with individual investigations, or explore with friends in an educational or homeschool group with this full-color activity book. Also included is a note to parents with encouraging start-here guidance on growing a family culture of curiosity and adventure. Whether your family is looking for fun activities for school breaks at home, road trip vacations, or everyday ways to learn together, this collection of interactive educational activities will help your kids get creative, get into nature, and get closer to each other. Don't miss Greta's essential guide for parents on building a connected and loving family through exploration, Adventuring Together: How to Create Connections and Make Lasting Memories with Your Kids.

Dreaming in English

Dreaming in English
Author: Laura Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 1101486260
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming in English Book Excerpt:

A captivating sequel to the national bestselling novel Veil of Roses. Knowing she could never be happy in Iran, Tamila Soroush took her mother's advice to "Go and wake up your luck" and joined her sister in the United States. Now, after a spur-of-the-moment exchange of "I do"s with her true love, Ike Hanson, Tami is eager to start her new life. But not everyone is pleased with their marriage, and Tami's happily- ever-after is no sure thing. With an interview with Immigration looming, Tami wonders if she's got the right stuff when it comes to love, American-style. Maybe her luck is running out. Or maybe she'll stand up for herself and claim her American dream.

Engaging Diverse Learners Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians

Engaging Diverse Learners  Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians
Author: Mark Aaron Polger,Scott Sheidlower
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN: 1440838518
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Diverse Learners Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians Book Excerpt:

This book connects teaching practical strategies and ideas with educational theories to give you techniques to use in the classroom to capture students' attention and engage them with instruction. • Describes engagement techniques that work even for shy librarians or instructors who aren't naturally comfortable with performance aspects of teaching • Covers working with adult learners at different age groups and students with different English language abilities, from different socioeconomic backgrounds, or with various levels of technological competence, not just the "traditional" undergraduate • Presents methods to overcome and win over those learners who initially react with "Why do I need another library lesson?"

The Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Street Literature
Author: Vanessa Irvin Morris
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0838911102
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature Book Excerpt:

Provides information about the genre of urban fiction, including its appeal to readers, its characteristics and structural elements, its history, and readers' advisory and collection development strategies for librarians.

Bold Minds

Bold Minds
Author: Margaret Weaver,Leo Appleton
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN: 1783304537
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bold Minds Book Excerpt:

Are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st century? This is a fundamental question and one that presents differing opinions across the many diverse information sectors. If there is a continuing need for libraries and for librarians, then how do library leaders obtain strategic support when there appears to be a lack of clarity or understanding about the very purpose of libraries at a time when economically, libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more commercially focussed? Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption brings together international leaders who frame many aspects of the current library provision and who carry responsibility for the library models of the future to consider how librarians and libraries can be a driving force in a time of disruptive economic, technological and cultural change. Each chapter critically presents a short leadership provocation regarding libraries and their purpose, encompassing impact, service delivery, collections, staff skills and professional training and assessing what it means for leaders, their sectors and organisations, and how they have developed their personal leadership signature. This book will be invaluable to library and information professionals in a range of public and private sector libraries as well as policy makers in services where libraries are a component. It will also be useful for students, educational establishments, and IT professionals with an information management element to their work.

Trauma and the Golden Lady

Trauma and the Golden Lady
Author: Bob Fournier, Ph.D.
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2016-09-02
ISBN: 1460291700
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and the Golden Lady Book Excerpt:

While Sylvia Plath’s life was short-lived, her accomplishments were immense, and two college archives now house her writings and valued possessions. Raised in an era when women were taught and expected to be subservient to men, Sylvia wanted more. She seemed to have all that anyone would need to succeed and be happy; however, something was wrong—seriously wrong. As she reached out for help in her time of desperation, Sylvia found a mental health system that was itself troubled and desperate for change. Although the system helped, it also traumatized her. While little was known about posttraumatic stress at the time, Dr. Fournier argues that it became a major factor in the life of this Golden Lady. Trauma and the Golden Lady shows what it is like for a person to struggle every day to keep their demons at bay and stay sane, while living with severe mental health problems. Over and over, Sylvia worked to perfect herself and avoid falling into a bottomless hole of nothingness and despair. With passion and a heavy heart, she focused on both these goals until the very end. Ultimately, Sylvia Plath’s personality development and life struggles, along with the effects of the trauma events she experienced, contributed to a suicidal movement that led to her death. While Sylvia’s demise left a wake that affected the lives of many, helping some and hurting others, she was truly a woman to be known and remembered.

Dreams Do Come True

Dreams Do Come True
Author: Alan Johnson
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN: 1477206981
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams Do Come True Book Excerpt:

This a great book for anyone with a dream, especially young teens. It is also great for anyone that enjoys an easy to read book with an interesting story, which also includes some very funny things that happen along the road of life. The story is about a 14 year old boy, named Jonathan, who has dreamed of becoming a racecar driver until one summer day, his aunt carried him to a museum, and he falls in love with art, especially the photographic art. He and his best friend, Levi, work in the fields of a local farmer. Jonathan is saving for a camera to create his art and Levi is saving for a guitar. Jonathan falls deeply in love with the girl of his dreams and both are very passionate for their ages. Some stories in this book are true! See if you can figure out, which ones.

From the Left

From the Left
Author: Bill Press
Publsiher: Thomas Dunne Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 1250147166
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Left Book Excerpt:

THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "Bill Press has done it all. He was the Chair of the California Democratic Party, he has been involved in numerous campaigns, he has been a prolific writer, and has worked as a host and commentator on radio and TV. In other words, he knows politics inside and out. This is the tale of an engaged and often outraged citizen who loves his country and wants to see it move forward in a progressive direction." —Senator Bernie Sanders A memoir of talk radio host and political commentator Bill Press. The name Bill Press is synonymous with honest journalism, intelligent commentary, and progressive politics. But based on where he came from, it's a wonder he didn't end up a Trump voter. He grew up in a blue-collar family in a small town in Delaware south of the Mason-Dixon line, where segregation was the rule. As a Catholic, he was taught that abortion, divorce, sex outside of marriage, and homosexuality were morally wrong: beliefs later reinforced in ten years of seminary studies for the priesthood. He was on his way to be a rock-ribbed conservative. So what went right for him that he swerved so far to the left? In From the Left, Press shows this gradual transformation, starting with two years of studies in Europe and a providential escape to California. From Sacramento he made his way to Southern California television and talk radio as a political commentator and liberal talk show host. Jumping to Washington and national cable TV, Press hosted Crossfire and The Spin Room on CNN, and Buchanan and Press on MSNBC. A member of the White House Press Corps and columnist for Tribune Media Services and The Hill, Press was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders and hosted two of the Senator's first presidential strategy sessions in his living room. If you're already on the left, you'll cheer a fellow traveler. If not yet there, you soon will be.

She was a Booklegger

She was a Booklegger
Author: Toni Samek
Publsiher: Library Juice Press, LLC
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1936117444
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She was a Booklegger Book Excerpt:

"A compilation of reflections and tales from friends and other admirers who were influenced and inspired by Celeste West, a feminist librarian, lesbian, publisher, and activist"--Provided by publisher.

Common People

Common People
Author: Kit de Waal
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN: 1783527471
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common People Book Excerpt:

Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed. Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences, the everyday wisdom and poetry of the woman at the bus stop, the waiter, the hairdresser. Here, Kit de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class. Features original pieces from Damian Barr, Malorie Blackman, Lisa Blower, Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty, Stuart Maconie, Chris McCrudden, Lisa McInerney, Paul McVeigh, Daljit Nagra, Dave O’Brien, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Anita Sethi, Tony Walsh, Alex Wheatle and more.

The Ebook Revolution

The Ebook Revolution
Author: Kate Sheehan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1610691830
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ebook Revolution Book Excerpt:

The book ecosystem is radically changing, and libraries must change with it. This book tackles the controversial discussion about eBooks and explores librarian-driven solutions and visions for the future of libraries in the 21st century. The eBook Revolution: A Primer for Librarians on the Front Lines is exactly what its title promises: an essential resource for librarians facing the formidable task of coordinating the library-wide transition to eBooks and fielding questions from patrons about eBooks on a daily basis. After an introduction that covers the basics of eBooks and current eBook technology, the author puts things into perspective, documenting the changes that have occurred over the past decade. She also delves into important eBook issues, identifying librarian-driven solutions and providing glimpses of what libraries in the near future will likely be like. The book examines perennially critical issues such as accessibility, resource sharing, and the digital divide within the context of eBook technology and provides a clear framework for discussing eBooks, thereby enabling readers to make informed decisions regarding their own organizations.

We Have Always Been Here

We Have Always Been Here
Author: Samra Habib
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 0735235015
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Have Always Been Here Book Excerpt:

CANADA READS 2020 WINNER NATIONAL BESTSELLER 2020 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER How do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don't exist? Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists who believed the small, dynamic sect to be blasphemous. From her parents, she internalized the lesson that revealing her identity could put her in grave danger. When her family came to Canada as refugees, Samra encountered a whole new host of challenges: bullies, racism, the threat of poverty, and an arranged marriage. Backed into a corner, her need for a safe space--in which to grow and nurture her creative, feminist spirit--became dire. The men in her life wanted to police her, the women in her life had only shown her the example of pious obedience, and her body was a problem to be solved. So begins an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality, a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within her all along. A triumphant memoir of forgiveness and family, both chosen and not, We Have Always Been Here is a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt out of place and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one's truest self.

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries
Author: Carol Smallwood
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN: 144224691X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries Book Excerpt:

Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role of digital operations in the management of library materials, to communicate with their patrons and collaborators, to exploit the resources on the Web, and many others. The book has 29 chapters organized into sections that focus on ways that Google’s suite of tools can be applied to address problems in a specific area of library concern. The section headings are: Library Instruction for Users; Collaboration within and among libraries; Library Administration; Collection Management; and Library Productivity. In each topical area, the chapters show how librarians are taking advantage of these tools to change the way that their library works. All of this without the burden of an additional bill to pay. Through these carefully selected case studies from real libraries, you will be able to learn about the surprising and powerful potential that exists through Google tools to improve library operations.

Public Speaking Handbook for Librarians and Information Professionals

Public Speaking Handbook for Librarians and Information Professionals
Author: Sarah R. Statz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN: 9780786484362
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Speaking Handbook for Librarians and Information Professionals Book Excerpt:

Now more than ever, librarians need good communication skills. They are no longer unseen collectors, classifiers, and cultural guardians. Information professionals are doing more public speaking at conferences, in meetings, classes, book talks and countless other situations, but many of them dislike, even fear, the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and giving a presentation. Librarians and other information professionals can find in this work help in overcoming their hesitation. Part one offers basic principles for better speech preparation and delivery, discussing such topics as the importance of good listening skills to being a good speaker, doing the necessary research beforehand, applying organizational skills to a presentation, engaging an audience, practicing a presentation before actually giving it, and putting oneself at ease, among others. Part Two discusses the specific situations in which librarians often have to communicate, including interviews, interpersonal communication, library instruction, meetings and presentations to large groups.