Category Archives: Are You Reading…?

Mad Libs Poetry

I recently contributed a post about Mad Libs Poetry (a form of erasure poetry) to the Literatures in English blog. It’s a great programming idea for teachers and librarians of all stripes!

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Are you reading Fiction Writers Review’s Spotlight on Young Adult Literature?

Fiction Writers Review is casting a spotlight on young adult literature this month. Content includes essays, short reviews, a “YA We Love” series, and interviews. Editor Lee Thomas explains the series here. The coverage so far has been a nice mix of nostalgia and commentary on current trends. I recommend you check it out!

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Are you reading Librarian Lifestyle?

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I’d like to highlight a great blog called Librarian Lifestyle.

I will say, for any non-librarians out there, that the name is somewhat misleading. Although librarians and library students are indeed the target audience, I think many entries, like this guide to Nashville, how to exercise “on the cheap,” or how to bike in style, speak to a broader audience as well. And those who do work in libraries will find a growing number of entries devoted to workplace issues and professional practice. I especially liked the recent entry “From One New Hire to Another: Tips for Success.”

Librarian Lifestyle features a large body of contributors, most of whom are affiliated with academic institutions in Texas.

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Are you reading RUSA’s Chasing Reference?

I want to highlight an excellent blog sponsored by the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Chasing Reference originated as a 2012 Emerging Leaders project and is written by Emily Hamstra (University of Michigan), Sarah Elichko (Swarthmore College), Amy Barlow (Quinebaug Valley Community College), Heather Beverly (Cook (IL) Memorial Public Library District), and Carrie Dunham-LaGree (Drake University). Recent entries have covered freshman library orientation, using Pinterest in libraries, and resources about the Olympics. Each month the contributors share what they’ve been reading. It’s a great resource and I recommend it for anyone in a public service role, particularly within an academic library.

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