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Thursday, June 6th, 2013

This past Wednesday I had the unique privilege of doing a talk with Richard Kong and Leah White at the Small Public Library Management Institute down in Springfield. SPLMI (it’s a library event, so it’s gotta have an acronym, innit?), is an weeklong program put on by the Illinois State Library just for managers and […]

See You in Seattle

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The ALA Midwinter Meeting is quickly sneaking up on us. Some of you may be on their way to Seattle as we speak. This will be my first MW, as I’ve never been heavily involved in national committee work. I’ve never been one to take half-steps into anything, so I’ll be hitting the Pacific Northwest […]

Midwinter Bump: Preliminary Findings

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

How about that Midwinter Bump, eh? If you follow EarlyWord, you’ve probably seen the dramatic immediate effect the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz awards have had on the Amazon rankings of their respective winners. One week out, we’ve got to ask ourselves the inevitable question: is it sustainable? So far, we’re seeing some qualified successes in […]

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