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Fusenews: Reader’s Advisory – Not Just for Librarians Anymore


In my current job I’ve become somewhat fascinated with what could easily be considered the key tool in a librarian’s toolbelt: Reader’s Advisory.  Patron asks you to recommend a book based on a set of preferences and you knock it out of the park.  That’s our job and we do it well.  Booksellers do it […]

Video Sunday: Awesome Amateur Actor Night


Yep.  A good old-fashioned bit of library/musical theater parody.  Joyce Valenza got some students to explain curation things Broadway style.  They do a good job.  I was trying to think up other Fiddler-inspired MLIS songs but it’s tough.  20 points if you can come up with another. I like to say that writing a really […]

Video Sunday: Trailer Bonanza


A little more than a year ago I conducted a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL with a bunch of talented female graphic novelists of children’s literature (Colleen AF Venable (Hamster and Cheese), Raina Telegemeier (Smile), and Tracy White (How I Made it to Eighteen)).  It was recorded for posterity (unlike most of my Salons) and […]

Video Sunday: “Dolphins! One of the smartest animals alive. Do they wear pants? No! But they wish they did, that’s just how smart they are.”


Oh, blooming heck.  Now if you clicked on this little video image then you probably read the explanation of what it is.  If you would rather stay comfortable on this blog for the time being, however, simply know that Mo Willems created a delightful little video for this year’s Children’s Choice Awards.  Then things went […]