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Valerie Hawkins

Valerie Hawkins

Library Reference Specialist at the Library of the American Library Association
Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology
Graphic Novels Reading List for K-8th grade - Graphic Novels for Teens #comiccon #SDCC #SDCC14
RT @CBLDF: Drawing now: @hackintimseeley, @galvosaur, @jeromycox at the CBLDF Live Art Jam! Room 5AB. #SDCC
RT @CBLDF: #SDCC Sunday ain't no slouch: Join CBLDF for our Live Art Jam!
RT @CBLDF: Only a few minutes left to get your copy of @ValiantComics HARBINGER #25 signed at CBLDF booth 1920!
RT @CBLDF: The @emmartian art in the CBLDF Live Art Auction is pretty deadly in a good way! Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire EF, 7:30PM
RT @CBLDF: #SDCC Saturday is gonna be hot with @CBLDF! Come by Booth 1920 for signings and exclusives!
RT @CBLDF: BANNED! @JeffSmithsBone, @CarolGSLIS, @geneluenyang, talk comics in the censorship crosshairs! 1PM, 30CDE #SDCC
RT @HWAC: BREAKING #SDCC NEWS: #Batgirl rescues orphan puppy, gets kiss, unconditional love. #pawmicon
BBC News - Fans attempt Sherlock record to restore Conan Doyle home
RT @CBLDF: Wertham declares war! @CarolGSLIS shares sordid tales of comics' worst enemy. 1pm, 30CDE. #SDCC
RT @Cinedigm: Unfortunately #Generalissimo @TheRealStanLee is unable to attend #SDCC14 due to being under the weather. Tweet him your well wishes!
RT @American_Heart: Nerd Fact: Darth Vadar's theme song, the Imperial March, is 103 beats/min. Good for keeping rhythm during #CPR. #sdcc
Issue Briefs | Digital Inclusion Survey 2013 -
Six Issue Briefs: Public Libraries & Access Public Libraries & Broadband Public Libraries & Digital Inclusion Public Libraries & Digital Literacy Public Libraries & E-Government Public Libraries & Employment - Valerie Hawkins
Digital Inclusion Survey Issue Briefs Now Available | Digital Inclusion Survey 2013 -
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 The Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) has published six issue briefs based on the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey and other studies. The issue briefs focus on various roles that public libraries play in building digitally inclusive communities: - Valerie Hawkins
Connect your book with eReaders through libraries | The Coast News -
Jul 16, 2014, COAST CITIES – Are you a local author looking to get your eBook in the hands of library users? Authors can now submit their work to San Diego County Library’s SELF-e site and it will be reviewed for possible addition in the Library Journal’s SELF-e collection and/or San Diego County Library’s local author collection. Visit to get started. - Valerie Hawkins
New ALA Report Examines Licensing Model for Ebooks in School Libraries | School Library Journal -
By Lauren Barack on July 18, 2014 - Valerie Hawkins
What is the future of library interiors? - Interior Design News, Events, Jobs, EditorTV, LookBooks | The Editor at Large -
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Based on the winners of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Library Interior Design Awards, the answer seems to be incredible, boundary pushing design. This year, the IIDA and the American Library Association (ALA) have awarded Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership along with 1100 Architect, the Best of Competition winner of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards for the Queens Library project in Jamaica, New York. The award was presented and celebrated at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29. - Valerie Hawkins
Grants and Technical Assistance Available for Cities to Expand Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs -
July 21, 2014 By Jamie Nash NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) invites cities to apply for grant awards of up to $50,000 to raise awareness of and increase participation in the federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs. Through the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meals (CHAMPS) initiative, mayors and other city officials can ensure that children in their communities have access to nutritious meals by promoting and supporting these vital federal nutrition programs. With a $1.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, and in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), NLC will provide grant funding and in-depth technical assistance and training to 6 to 8 cities. Since 2012, NLC has provided grants and technical assistance to 26 cities to help expand participation in these nutrition programs. - Valerie Hawkins
LSE Review of Books – Editor’s Column: 5 ways libraries are using Instagram -
April 12 2014 --- Alongside universities, libraries and librarians are now using social media platforms to connect with users in a range of exciting and innovating ways. The latest platform that libraries are experimenting with is Instagram, which allows users to take photos on their smart phones, apply exciting filters and add hashtags, and then share these images online with their followers. Amy Mollett and Anthony McDonnell investigate how libraries are making the most of this visually-engaging platform. - Valerie Hawkins
The Wildest Children’s Books of 2014 — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes -
July 14 2014: The amount of cleverness in children’s literature never ceases to amaze me. While some decry the sameness of picture books, I believe that there are plenty of bold and unique books coming out, once you start looking around. What follows are a few 2014 books that made me and Salvador Dali double take – in a good way. - Valerie Hawkins
RT @davidgura: @NPRinskeep, "If you see something, tweet something."
RT @alyankovic: Happy 25th Birthday, UHF!
RT @ColonelTribune: Shame on them. Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen.
The Varied Life of an Academic Librarian | ACRLog -
July 20, 2014 - Valerie Hawkins
WebJunction Course Catalog: Beginning on July 1, access to WebJunction’s library-specific courses is available for free to all library workers and volunteers across the nation. -
Welcome to the learning management site for WebJunction's continuing education opportunities. Beginning on July 1, access to WebJunction’s library-specific courses is available for free to all library workers and volunteers across the nation. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, and many state library agencies across the U.S., WebJunction will continue to provide timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere. All learners will need to create a new account. Begin by selecting Log in at the top right of this page, and then Create new account. Once you’ve created your new account, explore the catalog of library-focused self-paced courses and webinars. Certificates of completion will be available to you after you have completed any course or webinar that you enroll in from the catalog. - Valerie Hawkins
Using Graphic Novels in Book Clubs, by Jesse Karp | Booklist Online -
How graphic novels became the hottest section in the library -
RT @redeyeeatdrink: No Pitchfork tickets? No problem. Plenty of other fests this weekend:
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