Archive for September, 2013

Banned WEBSITES Awareness Day–Visit one today!

  Banned Websites Awareness Day | American Association of School Librarians AASL. Today, AASL asks school library professionals across the country to raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.  We have long been aware of many life-changing works that have raised […]

Banned Books Week | Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 22 – 28, 2013

I read banned books…and ENJOY it!   How about you? Banned Books Week | Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 22 – 28, 2013. http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/   Terry RoperTerry Roper, Library Consultant for Region 10 ESC. has been an educator/librarian in the North Texas area for 22 years. She has worked on elementary and high school […]

The National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced – The Daily Beast

The National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced – The Daily Beast. This is the first time the National Book Awards is running longlists for its four categories, which are being announced exclusively on The Daily Beast this week: the poetry longlist will be released on Tuesday, September 17, at 9 a.m.; nonfiction […]

Let’s Chat! #TXL Chat that is

#TXLchat is an online forum for discussion among library professionals using Twitter. Join us for #txlchat on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays beginning at 8:00pm CST.  The next chat will be  September 23, 2013 at 8:00 p.m Great opportunity to share ideas, resources, and make connections with others sharing your same concerns, challenges, and celebrations! […]