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Hometown Libraries…

Written on: July 27th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearning Journeys

Within the last couple of weeks I have become friends again with a number of junior and high school friends from my old home town- thanks to the power of Facebook. A week-long nostalgia trip has followed, as I have emailed and online chatted with people I haven’t seen or spoke to in more than […]

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It’s Thursday: A 48 hour Book Challenge

Written on: June 10th, 2010 in Informal learningLearning JourneysReading

Sometimes we need a nudge. Something to make us stretch out and wake up. My nudge came last weekend when I accepted the Fifth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge on the MotherReader blog. Please know that this was a personal challenge; an effort to generate some intellectual movement…summer is not my most creative time. I […]

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It’s Thursday:The Island of Unread Books

Written on: June 3rd, 2010 in Informal learningLearning JourneysReading

Confession time. I do not read every book that I check out of the library or buy at the bookstore. Yes, there are cases where the title and I just don’t match up…the voice of the character or the format of the writing puts me off for some reason. But more often than not, I […]

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It’s Thursday:Do you know TED?

Written on: May 27th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearning JourneysReading

Our Learning Journeys program at the Hockessin Public Library yesterday left me so energized…the conversations were insightful; the people connected…that I dove into one of our Next Steps this morning. Our Train-the-Trainer component for the public library staff. As we create this cornerstone of Learning Journeys for public library staff, we wonder what sites, books, […]

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It’s Thursday:The Learning Journeys Journey

Written on: May 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning JourneysReadingReviews

Launched at the 2007 Delaware Book Festival, the path for the Delaware Library Learning Journeys (Learning Journeys) program has always been forward but rarely in a straight line. Informal learning is like that. The beauty of our offering is the shared experience between participants and presenters. As you/they spoke, the well of stories, tools and […]

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Journaling and the Artistic Process

Written on: May 6th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearning Journeys

I’m filling in for Kathy to talk about an exciting new virtual exhibition we are unveiling this weekend:  The Art of Journals. The Art of Journals is inspired by Delaware painter Victor Letonoff and the link between his journaling and his artwork.  Letonoff’s journals, which he calls sketchbooks, provide insight into his artistic process as well as the […]

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It’s Thursday:Journals, journals, journals…

Written on: April 29th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning Journeys

…on the brain this week. First, in my continued search for Civil War journals/letters written by women, I happened upon this gem. Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the present offers cultural insight into a population rarely mentioned in history classes when I was a girl. Taken as a whole, the shared correspondences read […]

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It’s Thursday: (Un)Earth Day

Written on: April 22nd, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning JourneysReading

While searching for a local connection to Earth Day this morning, I visited the This Day in Delaware History spot on the Delaware Public Archives site. No Earth Day reference but I noticed that This Day is compiled by Roger Martin, historian. The librarian in me kicked in and a quick Google search revealed that […]

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It’s Thursday: and National Library Week!

Written on: April 15th, 2010 in Learning JourneysReadingReviews

Thank you. Thank you for believing in the right to read…for believing that the free exchange of information is essential to a democracy. From one citizen to another, thank you for supporting our public libraries. I intended to lead this post toward libraries as the great equalizers of access and education, the preschool door to learning, etc., etc. But, books kept […]

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It’s Thursday: (In)Formal Learning @ PLA

Written on: April 1st, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning Journeys

Know up front that I alternate between amazement and criticism of communication technologies. And, my peers evidently agree. So as I report back to you about the Virtual Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, we bounce from “Wow, our panel members are all over the country during this presentation too,” to “The sound is just awful,”  and “Why isn’t there […]

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