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There’s A "Bulletin Board Babe" Who Reigns in India: Head Librarian, Ann Krembs

Ann Krembs reports…I love to make bulletin boards; it’s like one more form of public relations.  Being a librarian is the best job—I get to talk up books, be a techy, manage a space and collection, but also become a P.R. rep for my library.  Having interesting bulletin boards (bb’s) is one way of doing [...]

Inauguration Coverage: Random Folks Speak Out

One week ago today, I met some people at the National Mall in DC who shared with me their thoughts and concerns about President Obama and his administration. Here’s what they said…

Obama’s Message: Community Service

Are you a volunteer? Last Monday, for MLK Day, President Obama urged all Americans to spend that day doing some sort of community service. Imagine if he had said, "Volunteer and give your services not just on MLK Day, but all year round." I believe it would have started a much needed movement for giving back. I certainly [...]

Obama’s Message: Community Service

Are you a volunteer? Last Monday, for MLK Day, President Obama urged all Americans to spend that day doing some sort of community service. Imagine if he had said, "Volunteer and give your services not just on MLK Day, but all year round." I believe it would have started a much needed movement for giving back. I certainly haven’t [...]

Bowllan At The Biden Ball

Just in case you missed my footage from the Biden ball, CLICK HERE. School Library Journal is running it on the homepage. How cool is that?

Inauguration Coverage: Were You In The Crowd?

As a life-long claustrophobic, one reason (and a small one) for going to DC was to try to overcome the feeling of anxiety when tight places present themselves to me. I wanted to change. I wanted to test my resilience. I wanted to show my children and my students - like Obama does – a tiny glimpse of courage. And [...]

MSNBC

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Inauguration Coverage: The Power of Technology

Have a LONG ARM…is the answer I gave to my students when they asked me how was I able to videotape myself during this journey.  It was a good question and one I probably should have answered prior to covering my journey to the inauguration.  Here are suggested steps for you. And by the way, it’s a [...]

Inauguration Coverage: What You Did Not See

School Library Journal is posting more of my footage from the inauguration coverage.  Amy Bowllan at inauguration Part II – School Library Journal blogger Amy Bowllan was on the ground in Washington DC for the big event. Not to worry, she’s going to make the ball.  A question for you, readers? Do you really want to [...]

Inauguration Coverage: School Library Journal Homepage

I have loads of stories, and footage from today. However, I do have to make it to the Biden ball on time.  For recent updates from today’s arduous journey, visit the School Library Journal’s homepage.