Noteworthy Links #3

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Save Libraries is a grassroots effort to compile information about libraries in need of our support. Save Libraries will aggregate information about current advocacy efforts, archive advocacy efforts, and provide links to resources for libraries facing cuts.

A very informative and useful website for anyone concerned about the state of libraries across the nation. You can check in daily for the latest batch updates on budget cuts, news links and much, much more. I highly recommend visiting this website and putting in your two cents on how valuable libraries are to you.

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Perhaps the greatest endorsement for libraries and librarians. In a most surprising interview, Rolling Stone’s guitarist Keith Richards reveals that had he not gone into Rock n’ Roll he’d be a librarian!

He is in fact an avid bookworm who has taken great pride in developing libraries inside his homes in Sussex and Connecticut.


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Sad times for school libraries is evidenced in this Google map tracking school library closures across the nation.

This map marks the cities, towns, communities, and states that have made the decision to either eliminate certified school library positions (indicated in blue) or require one school librarian to work with two (2) or more school library programs throughout the week (indicated in red).

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On the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien talks with the San Francisco Chronicle about his views on life, war and family. You can read the interview here.

Matt Steinglass of the New York Times discusses what its like reading Tim O’Brien in Hanoi.

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Are you a fan of judging a book by its cover? This New York Times article takes an interesting look at how e-readers are making it harder and harder to accidentally come across that next perfect read.

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Don’t like your parents? Well neither do the authors of teen and children’s literature. This essay looks through a number of popular, classic and contemporary books and examines the role of the parents. Titles discussed include Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, Twilight, and Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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