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WLA 2009: Lynda Barry "Writing the Unthinkable"

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on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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[How exciting to even be in the same room as Lynda Barry! I've got celebrity awe...]Writing the UnthinkableLynda Barry, multi-talented artistRecent book "What It Is" won WLA award Born in Wisconsin, again living in Wisconsinnervous sweat will Roschach you into a past life first breakup figured might as well get my wisdom teeth out - it already hurts singing to tune of Coalminers daughter - daughter of meat cutter and janitor from PhillipinesGerman Shepherd look "she doesn't look Filipino" - quarter Norwegian, and that'll suck the color right out of you All she ever wanted to do was move back to the Midwest Lives in "Greater Footville"Yahtzee - 2009 - award from Wisconsin libraries and now speaking to them - coma inducing excitement Librariesemily dickinson poems can be sung to many tunes - gershwin - loneliness as a good thing - library can sustain that kind of loneliness, good kind, of...

Newsweek issues "best books" lists

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on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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Newsweek issued it's "Top 100 Books: The Meta-List" on June 29, as well as a list of "What To Read Now." How many have you read? How many does your library own? Just as interesting as the lists are the comments, and suggestions for titles that didn't make the list, but should have. ...

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award announced

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on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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The Children's Book Award Committee has selected the 2008 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla award winner, "Rabbit’s Gift: A Fable from China." Written by George Shannon and illustrated by Laura Dronzek, the book emphasizes the importance of friendship, community, and sharing. The warm, beautiful illustrations are a perfect complement to the story. Both the author and illustrator of this year’s book have significant Wisconsin ties. George Shannon lived in Eau Claire for many years, and Laura Dronzek lives in Madison.The committee also named seven titles as exemplary of Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Literature:"The Silenced" by James DeVita"The Perfect Nest" by Catherine Friend"The OK Book" illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld"Babies Can’t Eat Kimchee!" Written and illustrated by Susan L. Roth"Terrible Storm" illustrated by S.D. Schindler"Circle the Truth" by Pat Schmatz"Keeping Corner" by Kashmira ShethThe Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla award is given annually for excellence in children’s literature to a book by a book creator with Wisconsin ties. The...

WAPL - "One Book, One Community" Programs: the Do's and Don'ts

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on Thursday, May 01, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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A panel discussion on several examples of community reads programs, which are growing in popularity.Meg Shriver Appleton PL on organizingThere were some key choices for the Fox Cities Community Readthis was the 3rd year of community read in Appleton, and the 2d as a multi-library effortthe most effective thing was partnering w/other libraries, bookstores & community groupsselected a title in partnership with other libraries and organizationsbrought in the author to speak as the culminatinghave used the community read to focus on an issueAPL buys hundreds of copies, using foundation fundsDo:form partnershipsMultiple libraries(Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Kimberly-Little Chute, Kaukauna, UW-Fox) - allows choice of venues, cross-over by patrons - provides greater pool of funds from librariesBookstores are good synergy for PR & sales, and can sometimes provide more economical access to author toursBusinesses offer other partnership possibilities, such as catering for author reception, bus promotionselect a title using wide representation to get community...

WAPL - Luncheon: The Writer's Real Life, or Be Your Own Boss! Work at Home and Pray for Universal Coverage

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Jay Rath is a Madison area journalist, playwright, and author. He is a third generation writer. Rhonda Puntney (WAPL) chair gave a personal introduction. Jay started by noting that tomorrow's lunch speaker is an athletic coach who would most likely talk about teamwork. He presented the opposing view, since writers work alone.He quoted Edna Ferber who said: "I hate writing, I adore having written. ..." Much of his work is free-lance which requires knowing about a lot of different areas. He therefore visits the Madison Public Library about every other day.He joked about rewriting Dickens' Tale of Two Cites for the 21st Century and used "smiley" icons for punctuations of the opening sentence. He then cited some of the stereotypes of writers with references to pop culture portrayals.It is really hard to capture the essence of a humor talk. Jay was a great speaker, a series of laughs. Great stories. He...

WAPL 2007: Google Scholar & Google Books

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Google Scholar & Google Books: Bringing a World of Information to Your Communitya presentation by Pamela O’Donnell, Academic Librarian at University of Wisconsin-MadisonGoogle Image:you can search by image size and image type as well as by keywordGoogle Video / YouTubeit's what our patrons are watchingit's how they're accessing informationGoogle Newsit's constantly updatedan RSS feed is availableGoogle Mapsmashups take existing data and show it in a new contextusing Google Maps with literature - look at the places mentioned in the book Kite Runner; a way to make a book more relevant to studentssearch for the pyramids in Egypt & view the satellite view to see the Sphynx's noseuse the technology to engage with your audience / patronsOn Google, the link to More shows you choices based on your IP address; for example, when on the UW Madison campus it offers patents, scholarClick on the "More Google" to see the full range of...