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By Steve ZaluskyNow is the time to honor your favorite librarian by nominating them for an I Love My Librarian award.  Nominations for the eighth year of the award are open.  The I Love My Librarian Award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. READ MORE
by Jenn McKee, courtesy of MLiveThe Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled at the Ann Arbor (MI) District Library (WLBPD@AADL) recently received the prestigious National Award for Subregional Library of the Year - from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - on June 19, 2015 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. READ MORE
By Steve Zalusky and Jennifer HableySchool Library Aide Vera Beal watched as fire poured out of her library at James Monroe Elementary in Edison, N.J. It was a Saturday in March, 2014, so fortunately no one was hurt. Still, she said, “I watched in dismay and fright as the flames rolled out of the windows of our school library,” she said. “The entire collection of books as well as all of our media equipment was destroyed. All of these wonderful amenities of the school year have been erased due to the fire.” READ MORE
by Andrew Adkins, courtesy of The Roanoke TimesSix-year-old Rayjon Johnson is thrilled about Roanoke’s new “Books on Buses” initiative.  “I like it because I get to read books to everybody and I get to get on the bus,” he said. READ MORE
by Ed Karvoski, Jr., courtesy of Community AdvocateSharon Lux, library director at Fay School for pre-kindergarten through grade nine, received the Ellen Berne Pathfinder Award at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual conference, held March 1 at the University of Massachusetts Conference Center in Amherst. READ MORE
by Lisa M. Ward, N.B.C.T., Librarian, Granby High School; Librarian, Granby Evening School, and Deborah K. Marshall, Department Chair, Career & Technical Education, Granby High School (VA) READ MORE
The Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, the headquarters of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, was used by several noted Texas authors, including James Michener, Walter Prescott Web, and Jack "Jaxon" Jackson, for research and inspiration. The library and archives opened in 1961 to house and protect Texas' historical treasures and to support and improve library services in the state. READ MORE
By Steve ZaluskyWhen Ciro Scardina, librarian at the John G. Whittier School in Staten Island New York,  arrived at P.S. 18 about four years ago, his leadership abilities were obvious to all.As Donna Desantis, his nominator for Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, wrote, “He carries himself with confidence and he is authoritative without being overbearing or bossy.” READ MORE

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