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It (was) Thursday:Guardians of the Books…or Documents…or Teacups

Written on: May 14th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearning

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference met in Wilmington a few weeks back. Since it was at home and closely related to projects in the wings,* a few Delaware State Library staff were able to attend. I’ve talked here about how historians keep popping up in my reading/learning of late; well, this event sure brought a […]


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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: (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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It’s Thursday: Virtually Always Learning

Written on: March 25th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning Journeys

While the public library learning/networking event, our biennial Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, launches in Portland, OR today, many (most?) of us are not there. You know all the reasons. However,  cadres of Delaware library staff will be attending…via the PLA Virtual Conference. A select group of live workshops will be broadcast throughout Thursday and Friday. […]


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It’s Thursday: ready for a few Goodreads?

Written on: March 18th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning Journeys

The Learning Journeys presentation at the ReadAloud Delaware Conference last weekend proved inspiring for us, as well as, the attendees. Happily,  this is not an unusual occurrence. But, my talk about my reading journal felt a little false. Why? Because I use the online reading community, Goodreads, to track my reading and learning; and, well, my last entry […]


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It’s Thursday: Well-turned phrases continued

Written on: March 11th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningLearning JourneysReading

Yesterday, I walked into a meeting at the Greenwood Public Library with a Post-it-flag-filled non-fiction book. Not all that unusual for research. But, I also carried a much-flagged fiction book. Just as our State Librarian, Annie Norman transcribes her non-fiction finds to share with her staff, I transcribe my own. Now, I am starting to transcribe my fiction […]


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It’s Thursday:Fiction reading as a learning tool?

Written on: March 4th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningLearning JourneysReading

After zipping through 2 fiction titles in one week on my commute and zapping through 2 more over the weekend, I stopped and looked around. My fiction selections for the last few years have been confined to “reading with my ears” as I ride to and from work each day. But over the last few […]


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It’s Thursday: Birthday Surprise

Written on: February 25th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningLearning JourneysReading

Yes, yesterday was my birthday. But, several of my presents arrived early and I never wait to open them. Present #1: The inspiration that librarians and our social service Partners find ~ and the dedication they exhibit ~ at our Delaware Libraries Community Resource Exchange (CRE) Showcase always reminds me why I do what I do. Present #2: Following this exhilarating/exhausting […]


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(Why) It’s Thursday…is a Learning Journey

Written on: February 19th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningLearning JourneysReading

Kathy here: A 2nd Thursday posting on a Friday? Really? It’s all about my learning journey…and learning curve…in the blogosphere. It seems I have been posting to an old link. Learning: manage weblog versions as one manages document versions. It seems I need to create my entries before the day I actually want to post. Learning: […]


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