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3D Printer Review: A Librarian’s Perspective

Written on: September 21st, 2015 in Blog PostsInspiration SpaceReviewsTech

The following 3D printer reviews are from the perspective of a librarian trying to find the most suitable device for Delaware’s public libraries. I’m not a mechanic. I’m not an engineer. I’m not a computer programmer. I’m not a graphic designer. I’m a librarian with a tendency toward tinkering and creative thinking.   Ultimaker Original (2013) The Division of […]

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eBooks On the Move: Tablets Versus eReaders

Written on: December 29th, 2011 in Blog PostsNewsReadingReviewsTech

The modern reader encounters scads of devices which tout the ability to enjoy eBooks anywhere. A broad range of options for screen size, battery life, speed, and web compatibility make the choice complex. Consider your own reading habits when deciding which device best suits your lifestyle. Tablets offer nearly all the power of a home […]

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It’s Thursday: Summer Reads

Written on: July 7th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningReadingReviews

What is it about Summer that has us all running in a thousand directions? To the point where we even shirk our blog posting responsibilities? Doesn’t it feel like Summer thumbs its nose at introspection anyway? That it tosses out a giant *raspberry* to serious reading? Well, maybe that’s a good thing. During my hiatus from […]

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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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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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Must be Sunday…

Written on: March 14th, 2010 in Blog PostsReviews

Black Hearts, Jim Frederick’s account of a horrific crime carried out by a U.S. rifle company in Iraq, is an “extra ordinary book… a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters.” Lionel Shriver’s So Much for That is a semi-comic novel about […]

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Newberry and Caldecote award winners at your Delaware Library

Written on: January 21st, 2010 in Blog PostsReviews

At last week’s American Libraries Association mid-winter conference, a number of award ceremonies took place, including the Caldecott Medal, Newberry Award, and Prinz Awards. Jerry Pinkney took home the Caldecott Medal for his new young reader book based on Aesop’s fables, The Lion and the Mouse. Set on a vividly-rendered African Serengeti, Pinkney’s wordless retelling […]

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Choice Website Reviews

Written on: September 23rd, 2009 in ReviewsTech

Choice Reviews Online is an amazing resource for librarians and library patrons with an interest in academic and non-fiction subjects. Most of the content is subscription-only, but there is enough free content to make an occasional visit worthwhile. I use Choice primarily as another source to find out about high-quality free public websites- as a […]

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Weekend Book Reviews

Written on: September 14th, 2009 in Reviews

Two notable books reviewed in this weekend’s New York Times are based, solemnly and appropriately for the weekend of the 9-11 commemorations, in the aftermath of America’s response to the attacks, one in Afghanistan, the other at least in part, in Iraq. John Krakauer’s long-delayed, much anticipated biography of Pat Tillman, Where Men Win Glory […]

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Green Resources Online

Written on: September 11th, 2009 in Reviews

Kudos to Gale/Cengage for publishing a very positive review of EBSCOs GreenFILE- a rival company’s product: EBSCO once again made another important indexing/abstracting database freely available to librarians, other information professionals and the entire public (that cares). It deserves more up-to-date information than is currently offered by EBSCO because its content was good at the […]

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