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'The Kite Runner' Decision: A Bold Move To Attack Parental Rights

For Immediate Release: An Open Letter To The Media Regarding

‘The Kite Runner’ Decision
Contact: Lisa Baldwin 828-243-6590

July 2, 2015

At a special called meeting today, the Buncombe County school board accepted a school district review committee’s recommendation to keep ‘The Kite Runner’ on the reading list for all high schools in the district.

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Bibliotherapy is a concept that was brand new to me two and a half years ago when I began my degree in Library & Information Studies. 468 more words


Big Trouble in Little China

I just got back from the ALA’s annual conference in San Francisco. In the 14 years that I’ve been an academic librarian I’ve attended seven of these conferences. 435 more words


American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users. 99 more words


Celebrate Your Freedom to Read this 4th of July

Hey! It’s the Fourth of July this weekend. You know what that means–time to blow stuff up and grill some dogs. But before we get to that . 2,056 more words


Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day today! We’ve got lots of reviews to come and so much more. But, while you wait for all of that, here’s some news and reviews you might have missed. 88 more words

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ALA Council III - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Courtney Young, ALA President, presented Memorials and Tributes.  She read the following names for memorials: Gail A. Schlachter, David Cohen, Charles Benton, Cynthia D. Clark, Ruth C. 995 more words