ASK A LIBRARIAN! The advertisements flash across the top of the SLJ site so I decided to do so. I have a small list of titles that deal with bipolar disorder and I wanted to enhance this list. What a great service! J.J. Huff responded to me immediately to let me know work was in progress. Then I received the extensive list below along with an offer to revise and extend the searching if needed. Some of the titles I mentioned in the previous post aren't on the list so I felt good that I knew of some thing someone else didn't. The service fulfilled my needs quickly without judgment. I appreciate the service. J.J. was extremely professional and I didn't feel talked down to like some services and librarians do unknowingly.
Do you know what I mean? In the past I had asked some academic librarians for help in this area to see what research was occurring and to provide help for my parents, but they actually suggested that I was unfamiliar with search terms. I did manage to keep my temper despite the red hair and killed them with sweetness as I taught them about collaboration and distributed effect of people not just computing. They didn't seem to understand how school librarians can work together to maximize our learning without the need to feel superior. Shonda Briscoe personifies this. I spoke to her at SLJ's Summit last fall about the tremendous number of posts she was putting on LM_NET. Shonda told me how excited she was to help and that when a question came across that she knew the answer, she was so pleased to be able to immediately help someone else. Isn't this librarianship? Thanks Heinemann-Raintree and J.J.
Ask A Librarian Results:
Visit the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation Web site. The site includes indepth information on bipolar disorder and provides links to a variety of resources. You can learn more about the titles listed below, as well. (Personal note: I used this site extensively and joined their groups)