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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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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: 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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