It’s been a while but it’s time for an all new Michael Cart podcast. In this edition, Michael takes a look at young adult literature and finds that the biz is booming! Also included is an affectionate look back at Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon.
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Three announcements today from the state’s Affordable Care Act-mandated health insurance exchange, Covered California (coveredca.com) require the attention of all library staff providing accurate and authoritative information to their communities: 1. When the website for the exchange comes back online Monday morning, November 25 (It was previously announced and noted here that the site will be down for an upgrade from Friday night, November 22, until early Monday morning), the agency will also have a new phone hotline to help with complicated consumer questions.
In the past four or five days, a couple of pieces of information have developed around Covered California projects. The first is relatively easy to reference and encapsulate and certainly has the most immediate impact on public lbraries (as well as on anyone else seeking to access Covered California’s website):
One of the most popular place in the #clanoise exhibits was the California Library Association’s own makerspace area, which came fully loaded with soldering stations and three-dimensional printers for conference attendees to explore through use. Libraries and makerspaces have been a trending topic at both library conferences and in local and regional initiatives.
he California Library Association’s 115th annual conference is now history–and, as with any event in history, it offers information and insights we can use now in the present and take into the future. This year, the programs werre particularly impressive for their diversity, professionalism, and, most importantly, their subsuntative content.
There is, indeed, a whole lotta noise happening in Long Beach, as the California Library Association swings into its 115th annual conference. In spite of airport closures and cancelled flights, everyone is now here and catching the sound waves as we learn about “It’s All about Them,” with Craig Gerhart of the International City/County Managers Association; Eureka! at the Carnival aisle (425/426) in the Exhibits; the new immigration education project rolling out from the USCIS and IMLS agreement; and more, more, more!
You’re registered. You’ve made some social plans. You have your eye on a particular program, speaker, exhibit and/or event. Now, let’s run through what else you need to collect sooner rather than later–just for peace of mind.
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Many librarians are new to grant work and it can seem a bit intimidating to get started. However, grant work is really about five things librarians are really good at: finding information, answering questions, building relationships, serving the community, and being trustworthy and dependable.