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March Buzz Pick: Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott

We’re still swimming in #booklove from our conversation with Angie Thomas, author of the February Buzz Pick Concrete Rose. A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the event and helped make the Buzz Pick of the Month kickoff magical! 

Shining a Light on Rural Noir Fiction

By Ann Cox, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 

New Fashion Marches On

By Kathryn Shaw, Manager, Collection Development Programs 

Staff Spotlight – Beth Reinker

Beth first worked in a library on a part-time basis while an undergraduate, and she says that it “just kind of stuck.” After earning her MSLS, she worked at a small library system in North Carolina where she had the opportunity to do everything from reference service to troubleshooting the public computers to writing newsletter content and press releases. Beth then moved to a large library system in Maryland, where she was a selector for 10 years. Beth loved that job because it allowed her to learn and try new things. In addition to ordering for the library’s branches, Beth selected for several Opening Day Collections (ODCs) of various sizes, and learned a lot about collection analysis and how to use data to make positive impacts on a collection. 

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Introducing Buzz Pick of the Month

Presented by IndieBookBuzz and Bookfinity
Love reading books, talking about books, and then doing it all over again? Great – we do, too! Join IndieBookBuzz and Bookfinity as we kick off a brand-new virtual book club, Buzz Pick of the Month. 

Ready for Romance

By Kathryn Shaw, Manager of Collection Development Programs  

Staff Spotlight: Kim Collins

Kim and her older son have a reading pact. Whenever his English teacher assigns a book to read, Kim will read the same title at roughly the same time. They both enjoy this arrangement, formed when her son was in middle school, because it has evolved into their own small, unofficial book club. Kim’s son seems to now delve into the books more deeply, exploring their central ideas, themes, and literary elements. The shared reading also helps create discussion between them and the rest of the family and provides a wonderful way to connect. 

iCurate inClusive: Diversity Audits Made Easy NEW and COMING SOON!

by Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development