Tackling the Racism in Children's Classics

Lindsey Patrick, Nashville Public Library
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Published: 16 October 2019
Tackling the Racism in Children's Classics

In Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, author Philip Nel examines the racist illustrations present in a number of Dr. Seuss’s works, and points out racism present in other children’s classics. Many of these books are on our shelves.

Nashville Public Library believes in the importance of inclusion and diversity and works to be an organization that reflects those principles. We are also an institution that values intellectual freedom, access to information and an individual’s right to read. Removing those books from our collection is not the answer to this issue and would be tantamount to sweeping our society’s problematic... Read more

The Future of Library Science

Drexel University and WebJunction
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Published: 10 October 2019
The Future of Library Science

Drexel University’s top-ranked online MSI in Library and Information Science focuses on the study of people, information, and technology, preparing you to work in a wide variety of information-intensive environments, including libraries, educational institutions, government agencies, corporations, and more. Renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality, Drexel University’s online LIS program has been consistently top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Social Library, Volume 142

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 08 October 2019
Social Library, Volume 142

The five libraries featured in this edition of the Social Library series are using Facebook to spread the word about everything from library advocacy to fashion week! Learn about a new library anthem, a middle school lunch time book group, a head wrap workshop, a clothing swap and an owl meet and greet. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

West Gippsland Libraries in Australia released a fantastic new anthem for public libraries in Australia and around the world. Living... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

State Library Success: Choose to Read Ohio

Kendra Morgan
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Published: 02 October 2019
State Library Success: Choose to Read Ohio

The Choose to Read Ohio initiative highlights books by Ohio authors and illustrators to encourage reading. The program is run by the State Library of Ohio in collaboration with Ohioana Library Association and Ohio Center for the Book. With the support of an advisory council, books are nominated for selection and are then read and reviewed by “Ohio librarians, teachers, and others who are knowledgeable about books and readers.”

For the 2019 & 2020 program cycle, the feedback from the reviewers and the advisory committee members led to the selection of 20 books, and all of the authors have a... Read more

Posted In: Programming

Free October Webinars for Library Staff

Wyoming State Library
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Published: 01 October 2019
Free October Webinars for Library Staff

With October's arrival, the usual acceleration of time sets in. Before you and your team get too caught up in end-of-year and holiday rush, set aside some time for online learning! There's no time like the present, and you'll be looking at goals for the new year before you know it! This list of 70 webinars and 1 online conference, covering 20 topic areas, was collected by the Wyoming State Library. It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.

For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free and open... Read more

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