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Check out Meredith Farkas’ article, “Are Online MLIS Degree-Holders “Less Than?”” as she discusses the “anti-online-degree bias.” Meredith Farkas is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College in Oregon and an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University’s iSchool. (She was my prof for LIBR246: Information Technology Tools and Technology, Web 2.0.)

If you work at a public library, you’re bound to have heard of the latest thriller, The Girl on the Train. In my library system there are currently 285 holds on the 101 copies we have in our collection, ergo, it is an extremely popular book. Apparently, “Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller” (People) and “Nothing is more…»

Check out’s list of 45 Most Exciting Apps for Librarians! Although the list seems to be missing some important apps, such as OverDrive, OneClickDigital, and 3M Cloud Library for reading/listening to audioBooks and eBooks. Another fantastic app is the voice recorder, SuperNote- great for meetings or for students needing to record lectures! Also, if you’re…»

A new Dr. Seuss book has been discovered! Twenty-four years after the death of Dr. Seuss, the manuscript for “What Pet Should I Get?” was found. It will be published by Random House and available for purchase on July 28th.

Check out this BBC Culture article on bibliotherapy, Bibliotherapy: Can You Read Yourself Happy? Also, check out the New Yorker: Can Reading Make You Happier?

February 1-7th is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign works to promote awareness of eating disorders- their prevention, treatment, and resources, and to promote a healthy body image and lifestyle. On Friday, February 6th make sure to wear purple to show your support, and check out some local structures that will be turning…»

Don’t have access to scholarly journals? Need help finding free, full text material online? Check out this extensive list of free medical/health science journals and books- all free!

Get ready for the following books to become movies in 2015! Dark Places by Gillian Flynn- hopefully this will be as good as Gone Girl! Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James- oh my, is all I can say about this one Insurgent by Veronica Roth- if you’re into the dystopian thing The Longest Ride…»

I came across an interesting read the other day that I thought I’d share: So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? The article interviews four medical librarians and gives useful advice on how they got started in the field. For any of you out there interested in pursuing a career in the health…»

The 2014 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been revealed: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris How to Be Both by Ali Smith J by Howard Jacobson The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen…»

What is Chick Lit, you ask? It’s genre fiction that deals with issues of womanhood. From raising kids to shopping binges, these stories are generally humorous, dramatic, romantic, and lighthearted. Here’s my list of the top 10 Chick Lit books!

I’ve been reading a lot this summer, and so far my top picks for July are the following: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn– Soon to be made into a movie, this thriller is full of plot twists and loads of suspense. The story is about Amy Dunn, who mysteriously goes missing from her house one…»

I recently attended a workshop called “Skilled Immigrants,” which provided information on immigration and job searching in Canada. Many of the job search resources covered were not only applicable to immigrants, but also to anyone searching for a new career, or anyone interested in general career development. Below is a list of some of the…»

A review of 2013:’s Best Books of 2013 Library Journal’s Best Books 2013: Top Ten Maclean’s Top 20 Books of 2013 National Post: Our Favourite Books of 2013 NYTimes 10 Best Books of 2013 SLJ’s Best Books 2013: Picture Books YALSA’s 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Here’s a list of good Christmas reads for adults: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham- imagine a year without Christmas; a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris- collection of six essays about Christmas, some new and some previously published; known as…»

If someone were to ask me what one of the greatest challenges of being a librarian is, I could answer them in one word: McDonaldization. McDonaldization is a term coined by sociologist, George Ritzer, referring to society being dominated by the principles of the fast-food industry in several different ways, such as efficiency, calculability, predictability,…»

Here are some author read-alikes. If you like the authors in bold, then most likely you will enjoy reading the authors listed below. Jodi Picoult Chris Bohjalian Jacquelyn Mitchard Ann Hood Luanne Rice Lionel Shriver Sophie Kinsella Helen Fielding Jane Green Sarah Mlynowski Sarah Strohmeyer V. C. Andrews John Saul Kay Hooper Adele Geras James…»

It seems as though every second teen is requesting The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. When books are requested that often I have to read them, regardless of the topic, to see what all the fuss is about. Review: In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has created a soulful novel…»