Archive for February, 2017

Staff Picks

Read it! Loved it! Teen Titles For Everyone.

Brenda's blog about the Youth Media Awards from a couple weeks ago got me thinking about the best books for teens that I read in 2016.

​I use the Youth Media Awards to help me gage how I am doing with my reading....and by that standard, I did not do very well this year.

True confession: I read ONLY ONE book for teens that appeared on the list of winners chosen by my fellow librarians and literature experts.

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Spotlight

10 Fab Things You Can Get at DPPL (That I Didn’t Know Until I Worked Here)

I like to joke that I'm not a librarian, but I play one on TV.

(But seriously, being a librarian is no joke. Librarians have master’s degrees and are some of the smartest, kindest, hardest-working professionals I know. And they are not in it for the money either, folks). 

But over my past nine years as the "non-librarian" head of marketing and communication at DPPL, I HAVE picked up all sorts of library tricks and tips I thought I’d share with you today. 

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