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Posted By Paula Laurita May 17, 2023 12:31 PM
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Thanks so much for your quick response. Our Army librarians in Europe are sad to miss the live event, but I pointed out all the great recordings you have from past events. -- Best,Paula S.W. Laurita Alabama Councilor to ALA "We have found that a library is not an end in itself, but a means to many ...
Posted By Paula Laurita May 17, 2023 08:30 AM
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Is there a non bit.ly link that can be used for registration?Many federal networks block bit.ly links and I've heard from librarians and library technicians that they would like to attend the presentation. Thank you. -- Best,Paula S.W. Laurita Alabama Councilor to ALA "We have found that a library ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Feb 18, 2023 12:10 PM
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Thanks. I’ll be taking a look at these resources. Fortunately we have a good policy and strong Army regulations against censorship. My last challenge in a public library was someone who wanted all books about Sigmund Freud removed. So, it was an easy response. I appreciate the support. Paula Laurita ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Feb 16, 2023 03:46 PM
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Hi, One of the US Army's Morale Welfare & Recreation libraries has received a formal request for reconsideration of the book Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human, by Erika Moen. This is not the first time this book has been questioned and we believe it's on ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Feb 08, 2023 12:13 AM
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I see this is a diocesan school. You could ask the superintendent to appoint the review committee. Ethically the principal should recuse themself. You might ask for support/guidance from the Catholic Library Association as well. I remember the year CLA was presenting an award to Chris Crutcher was ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 23, 2022 09:11 PM
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When we moved a public library from 10k feet building to 38k feet building there a few things we did. 1. File size boxes (similar to copy paper size). This keeps the weight manageable. We were fortunate that an Boy Scout took this on as his Eagle Project. We had the boxes donated. You might also check ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jan 26, 2022 03:28 PM
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Kudos to the University of Virginia Library for putting together this brief quiz on the costs of electronic journals. https://virginia.libwizard.com/f/what-costs-more As we address the importance of open access it's good to keep in mind what is lost (other resources, staff, etc.). ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Aug 03, 2021 09:16 PM
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Check out Orca Press. They specialize in high interest low vocabulary books for teens and adults. Paula Laurita Sent from my iPad
Posted By Paula Laurita Mar 29, 2021 09:50 PM
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Thank you Margaret for sharing this resource. For those who didn’t see it during Mid-Winter Council passed a resolution honoring Ona Šimaitė for her work in rescuing Jews from the Villa Ghetto. http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/Tribute%20Resolution%20Honoring%20 ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jan 24, 2021 09:31 AM
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Jennifer, great job pulling this together so quickly. -- Best, Paula S.W. Laurita NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Librarian Alabama Councilor to ALA "We have found that a library is not an end in itself, but a means to many ends ." Charles E. Rush , 1939
Posted By Paula Laurita Sep 20, 2020 07:56 PM
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I think one of the aspects missing is the decades long struggle school and public librarians have had with Accelerated Reader. It has controlled schools and what teachers allow students to read in school. In both settings librarians have done readers advisory. Connecting young people to books they ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Sep 17, 2020 12:24 AM
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It sounds like an application of the Five Finger Rule. It's meant to be a quick and easy way to determine if a book's reading level is appropriate. The student opens a book to a random page. They read the page and hold up one finger for every word they don't know. The number of fingers they're holding ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 24, 2020 02:36 PM
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Some news for the day: NASA Names Headquarters After 'Hidden Figure' Mary W. Jackson NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the agency's headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 24, 2020 02:36 PM
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Some news for the day: NASA Names Headquarters After 'Hidden Figure' Mary W. Jackson NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the agency's headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 11, 2020 01:13 PM
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The Executive Council of the Alabama Library Association voted to issue the following statement: In the wake of the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, along with many others, known and unknown, the Alabama Library Association (ALLA) stands in solidarity with those ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 10, 2020 12:45 PM
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That is funny. It was passed on to me with the citation at the bottom. That's what the librarian gets for not double checking her sources. Someone (I won't say who, but generally a reliable source) provided me both. So, thanks for doing the actual work. I'll change places where I shared it to give ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 10, 2020 11:39 AM
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Okay, the attachment was removed from my original email. Here's a link to the information via Science Direct: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30113-4 -- Best,Paula S.W. LauritaMarshall Space Flight Center LibrarianAlabama Councilor to ALA "We have found that a library is not an end in itself, ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 10, 2020 08:36 AM
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the strain of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). I've attached a report from The Lancet and a chart with virus survival rate on various surfaces. Most importantly: printing and tissue papers held no viable virus ...
Posted By Paula Laurita Jun 10, 2020 08:35 AM
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Posted By Paula Laurita Apr 13, 2020 08:17 AM
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AskAManager.org has an excellent article on this topic. https://www.askamanager.org/2020/04/your-employer-can-take-your-temperature-and-other-changes.html "Employers can take your temperature as you arrive at work. Normally medical exams are restricted under the ADA - but the law does allow exams that ...