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I had a lovely writing day and also built a writing-submission calendar in Google Calendars, sent out some pieces, scheduled submissions for the next three months, and basically worked on my writing mojo. Restoring my “writing self” has done wonderful things for my ‘tude.

Free books! Harper Collins has just started a blog, Library Love Fest, and they’re giving away books all this week.

It’s small press month. Take a small press to lunch! Or you could buy Powder, an anthology of writing by military women, including my essay “Falling In,” nominated for a Pushcart.  Perfect for getting ready for Memorial Day library book displays.

“I thought you might want to see this. This is the editor of the book talking about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Really, who can ever get enough of those Regency zombies?

ALA’s Washington Office has a short survey your library will probably want to fill out about what e-government and employment services your library is providing. “Your answers will help us greatly in our work with legislators in Washington DC, as we advocate for library funding and other library interests.” Deadline: March 20, 2009. Questions? Contact Jessica McGilvray at

“On some days the most noise comes from the least informed audiences, most of whom have no MLS degress — work in some other occupation — but love to debate things.” — Jay Jordan, on commentary regarding the OCLC records use policy; 5 minutes, 50 seconds into the OCLC Update Breakfast, ALA Midwinter (Denver), January 25, 2009. But Jay — where is your MLS?

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