Author Archives: Rural Librarian

About Rural Librarian

Librarian, Mother, Artist, Gardner trying to make the world a better place

Committment to Literacy

Working with students is so inspiring. Just the way they look at the world with their young eyes challenges my own way of thinking. This is why it is so important for us to start reading to our children from … Continue reading

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No More Weeding Angst

I recently read Weeding the Worst Library Books in the April 26th edition of the New Yorker. Daniel Gross makes a particularly salient point when he writes that libraries “symbolize our collective access to information”. It is the collective ideal that is … Continue reading

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Biblio File | The New York Public Library

Your one-stop shop for blog posts across the Library about books, reading and literature. Source: Biblio File | The New York Public Library

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The End of Overdue Fines? » Public Libraries Online

Source: The End of Overdue Fines? » Public Libraries Online Eliminate all barriers to access for all. So glad this article was published.  I have worked in several libraries that do not charge overdue fines but instead have had a … Continue reading

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We all need friends

I just love this!

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School Library Media Specialists are Essential

School librarians or Library Media Specialists are  one of the few people who work with every single student in the school.  They are one of the few people who can support all teachers and students in all subject areas. Despite evidence … Continue reading

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The Customer/Patron is always right and so are your colleagues

Customer service.  My very first job as a teen was in the office of a family owned department store.  The office may as well been called the returns center.  It was here that I learned that the Customer is indeed … Continue reading

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Libraries really are the only truly democratic institution we have

Thanks to Lina Hoelzel from the Dudley Tucker Library in Raymond NH for sharing the March 2015 issue of The Rotarian!  The cover article “In Praise of Libraries” by Joe Queenan is one more example of how essential public libraries are.  As a … Continue reading

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Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge

For the past two weeks my K-4 students have been making bookmarks for the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge.  Although the challenge was launched on International Literacy Day, I heard that the Bezos foundation would double their already generous donation of $1 for … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin! Listen Carefully. What an inspiration!

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