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“The books that…

“The books that we give to children, that are written for children, say profound things about how we view ourselves as people, how we see our place in the world, how we construct time and space. The deepest underlying matrix … Continue reading

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Giles: Hero Librarian

Rupert Giles and Search Tools for Wisdom in Buffy the Vampire Slayer first published in 1999 I am not alone in the belief that the appearance of school librarian Rupert Giles on television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer has done more … Continue reading

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Words Are All We Have: A Very Brief Disquisition on Librarians, Technology, Access, Feminism, and The Truths of Things

American Theological Library Association Plenary Speaker presentation, June 23, 2001 Words Are All We Have: A Very Brief Disquisition on Librarians, Technology, Access, Feminism, and The Truths of Things Some wise person has said — I may have said it … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Resolution

You Say You Want A Resolution With apologies to the Beatles. For the American Library Association Council, June 1999   A Day In The Life: Think of writing a resolution as an arrow: it has to have a point, and … Continue reading

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Consulting – ten things

Ten Things You Need to Know, if you are thinking about doing work as a consultant ILEX meeting American Library Association, San Francisco Sunday June 17, 2001  “Some are born consultants, some achieve consultancy, and some have consultancy thrust upon … Continue reading

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My last keynote address, from 2008

“Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” – Laurie Anderson SEPLA keynote Upper Merion Township Library  King of Prussia PA October 17, 2008  We are the people who tell stories. Humans are the storytelling animal. We come … Continue reading

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Ten Graces for New Librarians Probably the best thing I ever wrote professionally. It’s been reprinted many times, and even translated into a few other languages. I still love it.

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