Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Library signs up literature's k.d. lang

Vancouver Sun: 2009 August 8

"Ivan E. Coyote, who has been called the k.d. lang of Canadian literature, will be the Vancouver Public Library's 2009 writer in residence.

Starting next month, she will spend four months giving writers one-on-one help, leading memoir-writing sessions for seniors and teaching storytelling to parent/child and grandparent/grandchild pairs."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Copyright: Let's take ownership

Globe and Mail: 2009 August 4

"Canada is badly in need of copyright law reform. It is an issue that Canadians should care about deeply, and in which we should be engaged."

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Budget cuts leave Marin's school librarians in the lurch 2009 August 1

"This fall, school librarian Jane Ritter will guide a group of fourth- and fifth-graders through a Web site devoted to the preservation of the endangered Pacific Northwest tree octopus.

The site is well-crafted, with ample links to scientific and environmental groups, photos and descriptions of tree octopus sightings, and posters and cartoons detailing the creature's history."