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The ten most challenged books of 2009: September 27, 2010

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Students and faculty from the University of Washington’s Information School Do Gaga August 6, 2010

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See, research is fun!

An Evening with Neil Gaiman April 23, 2010

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While away 2 hours and watch this fascinating online interview in 2 parts with Neil Gaiman, who was the honorary chairperson of ALA’s National Library Week April 11-17, 2010. He recommends favorite books, tells of early experiences in libraries, talks about his influences, and describes why libraries are important. He says, “I went from thinking of librarians as these sweet people…to thinking of them as warriors with bloodied swords out on the front lines of the First Amendment.” Gaiman is the author of unique books with a supernatural twist for adults and children; some titles are Coraline, The Graveyard Book, American Gods, the Sandman graphic novel series, Neverwhere, Stardust. Did you know- England has no equivalent of our First Amendment protecting freedom of speech? Amazing and inspiring interview.

http://www.atyourlibrary.org/evening-neil-gaiman

Library Ninja September 4, 2008

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From Sugartree Productions (Zach Daulton), a clever video about that age-old  question:  books or computers?

Ninja Librarian August 31, 2007

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What happens when you talk on your cell phone in the library?

Librarian July 10, 2007

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A lighthearted look at the world of the librarian (and what happens when you misbehave in the library) :

The Library Dances November 1, 2006

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With TWC growing so fast, we’re all feeling a bit cramped. Big classes, full parking lots, and lines in the cafeteria are just a few of the things we deal with as our college gets bigger and better. Here at the library we have had to get creative about finding places for new books and more computers.

But no matter how cramped we are for space, the library won’t be getting movable, compact shelving. Because it’s expensive? Difficult to browse for the things you want? The building structure won’t support it? Oh no! Really, it’s because it might decide that it would rather do ballet.

Be a rock star @ your library October 24, 2006

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Sure, the library is great for help with all those papers you have to write, if you want a quiet place to study, or if you desperately need some hot cocoa, coffee, or tea from the cafe. But did you know the library can make you a rock star? Check out this video from students at the University of Pittsburgh.

Still need proof that being smart rocks? Ask rock star astronomer Brian May. This is not to be confused, of course, with Slacker Astronomy, which also provides hours of entertainment (with the added benefit of giving you the ability to sound like a science pro).