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A Few Notes on Fantômette

The blog post is intended to provide some context and background to the article I wrote on Fantômette that was recently published in Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures.  Fantômette, a French media character, appears in 50+ books, 2 television series, … Continue reading

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A Brief Research Note on the Railroad

This is a brief research note on the history of the railroad, not of the mechanical aspects of it (for that see the wonderful Library of Congress page), but more of a cultural viewpoint, specifically literary.  References to works aren’t … Continue reading

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Advice on Interview Presentations

A relatively new librarian going for job interviews recently asked me about interview presentations.  This is an edited version of my response.   Presentations are often the most important part of an interview (no pressure!).  You want to have simple … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Genius of Birds

The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman.  NY: Penguin, 2016 How smart are birds?  Are they bird-brains in the derogatory sense?  Not all of them, according to Ackerman.  She writes about New Caledonian crows that have been observed making and … Continue reading

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Twitter Habits of British Feline Civil Servants

The Twitter Habits of Britain’s Feline Civil Servants Julie Still / Rutgers Univ / still@rutgers.edu / http://www.juliemstill.com This is the basic handout information I provided at the MAPACA conference in Nov. 2017, and a related talk at the Westhampton Public … Continue reading

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