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When reading about a recent and unhappy event involving a library staff member’s response to the behavior of a library user with Down syndrome, which behavior was already being addressed by her acompanying mother , I recognized an excellent opportunity for library managers and leaders everywhere in the US to have a discussion with staff about aspects of diversity we sometimes neglect to discuss openly. W
LibraryScienceList.com recently came out with a post on the most social media friendly state libraries for 2013. The good news? California ranked 12th on the list. The bad news? California ranked 12th on the list. You can read all about the list and the libraries’ rankings here.
What exactly did they measure?
In his latest podcast, Infopeople’s resident book reviewer Michael Cart talks about a new book by Emily Bazelon called Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. What are the best ways to defeat bullying?