Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cover me


A very "interesting" cover for August 2006 School Library Journal.

3 Comments:

At 6:38 PM, Blogger circulating said...

what you said...
And share it with other people. We are an unbelievably humble profession, and that isn’t good. We have to share information with each other formally and informally. We could learn from the social networking that works among teens. Every time you have a successful program, there should be some way you in Charlotte, NC, could let people in Hennepin County know, here’s a great idea.

gu·ru
n., pl. -rus.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.
A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.

A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance.
An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea: “In a culture that worships slimness, he was the Guru of Lean” (Erica Abeel).

"guru." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Answers.com 04 Aug. 2006. http://www.answers.com/topic/guru

Of course you are Mr. Inspiration to so many Young Adult Librarians, but for a very long time you have been my Young Adult Guru. Even my director recognizes you as such. Oh she wouldn't know you from adam if she saw you (well maybe that is a stretch, she just might recognize you from the chucks and the hair!) but she knows what you preach and has heard you quoted by me many times over.

So... just to show you a little bit of what you have started... you might want to check out these links to sweet successes with teens we are having in little ol' Paducah, KY.

http://circulating.wordpress.com/2006/07/02/yam-bar-not-sweet-potatoes-but-no-small-potatoes-either/

http://flickr.com/photos/circulating/sets/72157594185242431/

http://circulating.wordpress.com/2006/08/03/teens-and-tech-give-and-gain-respect/

http://flickr.com/photos/circulating/sets/72157594222391742/

I worried for so long that shouting out these programs and services might seem like flaunting and bragging. But now you say do it. And I just thought you should know how hard I have tried to follow your directions.

Oh, and if you just happen to have an autographed copy of that LJ cover that I could frame for my office, I will promise to try and not get all flushed and blather...!!

Thanks Patrick, well deserved recognitions, for all you do.

Iris Shreve Garrott
Youth Services Manager
McCracken County Public Library
Paducah, KY

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jess said...

That is bloody brilliant! I will frame it for sure.

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger Giselle said...

Love it! I aspire to be a great librarian that someday will be featured on the cover of SLJ or LJ in my underwear.

I think.

Regardless- awesome for you! Congrats!

 

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