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Michelle Farella
Works at Meriden Public Library
Attended Pratt Institute
Lived in Danbury, CT
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Really awesome to see behind the scenes!
The books will live highly organized lives underneath Bryant Park.
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This is so cool!
There's nothing like sharing a book with your kid — except maybe jumping inside one. Discover the Rabbit hOle, the world's first "ExploraStorium."
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Such a great idea!
The ‘tiebrary’ provides residents with a cravat for the all-important interview.
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Learning in person is key! Technology has not changed that :-D
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Even after high school or college, Americans keep on learning. While online tools make this easier than ever, a new study finds the vast majority of adults prefer taking classes in physical places.
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I always love when the Movers and Shakers are announced!
Fifteen years old and now over 750 leaders strong, Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers (M&S) proudly introduces the Class of 2016—54 individuals profiled in 50 stories, who are changing the face of libraries of all types and sizes. When LJ launched the inaugural M&S issue on March 15, 2002, we had no idea how much enthusiasm it would draw, how the models of service reflected in the Movers’ stories would ripple throughout the field, how the Movers ...
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So awesome!
Schools are getting to test Google Expeditions, a virtual reality tool that allows students to ‘visit’ far-flung places such as Machu Picchu and outer space
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Great research presented in this article!
Adults can be taught to create an environment for success.
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Good read
Most people can master what it takes to be an effective manager. But we often don’t appreciate how difficult that mastery is, experts say.
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This is awesome! I can't wait to see what this new technology will reveal about reading.
Neuroscientists have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. It's the first time researchers have been able to study the brain while reading actual texts, instead of individual words, and it's already helping settle some ideas about just how we read.
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I love this form of promotion!
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 experi…
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Great read. Definitely an area I need to research more.
Libraries add sensory storytime and other special programs for children on the autism spectrum.
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Children's Librarian
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  • Meriden Public Library
    Children's Librarian, 2015 - present
  • New Haven Free Public Library
    Children's/Bookmobile Librarian, 2013 - 2015
    • Perform storytimes to various preschools and daycare centers in New Haven on the Bookmobile • Reference desk work involving readers advisory, helping patrons find information, placing holds, retrieving requested materials, and registering patrons for programs • Administer class visits • General collection development • Create displays
  • West Hartford Public Library
    Children's Librarian, 2012 - 2015
    • Provide assistance on the Children's reference and circulation desks • Provide Children's programing and storytimes • Perform summer reading skits to the 11 elementary schools • Contribute to the Children's section of the library's Pinterst page • Order ebooks and audiobooks
  • Springfield City Library
    Children's/Reference Librarian, 2010 - 2012
    • Reference desk work involving readers advisory, helping patrons find information, placing holds, retrieving requested materials, and registering patrons for programs • Assisted in the Mason Square branch library as an Adult, Teen, and Children’s Librarian (Circ. as needed) • Participated in outreach to local daycare centers, community groups, and schools • Performed computer classes for preschoolers • Performed baby, toddler, and preschool storytimes • Conceived, organized, and implemented programs for children infant to twelve years old • Ordered paperbacks, audiobooks, CD-ROMs, graphic novels, and board books for the main library and the Mason Square branch library through Baker and Taylor and Ingram • Member of the website team, collaborated with colleagues to streamline our web presence
  • Columbia University
    Cataloging Intern, 2009 - 2009
    • Cataloged a rare collection of trade catalogs at Columbia’s Architectural and Fine Arts Library using MARC21, AACR2 standards, and Library of Congress Subject Headings • Gained familiarity working with OCLC; Updating OCLC records, original cataloging in OCLC, uploaded records to Columbia’s catalog, and working with Voyager
  • Philips Research Briarcliff
    Corporate Librarian, 2008 - 2009
    • Cataloged books to the library’s specifications • Performed remote and on site database searches and article retrieval for researchers • Gained familiarity searching EBSCO, Pub Med, Web of Science, and a variety of other electronic databases • Managed Interns
  • Wilton Library Association
    Children's Librarian, 2008 - 2010
    • Performed story time for 2s and 3s age group • Oversaw and maintained series and periodicals sections of the Children’s library • Programing for children, infant to twelve years old, in an effort to instill a life long love of reading and increase library utilization • Ensured that website was up to date by furnishing technology services with pictures of the latest acquisitions • Supported the Library Friends program by keeping patron records up to date
  • Wilton Library Association
    Children's Library Assistant, Shelver, Circulation Assistant, 2006 - 2008
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Children's Librarian. New York native. Pratt alum. Lover of audio-books, mobile technology, exercising, and my boyfriend.
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  • Pratt Institute
    Library and Information Science, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Connecticut
    English and Theatre Studies, 2001 - 2005
  • Danbury High School
    1998 - 2001
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IDNYC Card—A Card With Many Benefits
publiclibrariesonline.org

NYC residents can now access library services in all five of its boroughs, using either a traditional library card or the newly adopted IDNY

First lady: Libraries, museums are 'necessities,' not extras
www.tulsaworld.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says America's libraries and museums aren't luxuries or "extras" that can be passed over while m

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links - 28 February 201...
www.newscientist.com

Being trustworthy and accurate could help a web page rise up Google rankings if the search engine giant starts to measure quality by facts,

Ten Things a Children’s Librarian Needs to Know
publiclibrariesonline.org

Youth services departments are tremendously undervalued in public libraries, and there are many things a successful children’s librarian nee

Make Your At-Home Storytime Kit! A Joint Kids/Caregivers Event
showmelibrarian.blogspot.com

Before I left my job in Missouri, my adult reference colleague Michele Nolan and I were planning our second joint kids/caregivers programmin

Talking Shop with Dave Tyckoson: The Importance of Being a Reference Lib...
www.booklistonline.com

Booklist Online Book Review: Talking Shop with Dave Tyckoson: The Importance of Being a Reference Librarian.Tyckoson, Dave (author).FEATURE.

Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots
online.wsj.com

They can recognize faces, speak in 19 languages, even do tai chi. One Connecticut library will be using these toddler-sized robots to teach

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design |...
www.wired.com

A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are host

Four of the UK's most innovative libraries
www.theguardian.com

From robot building to cooking lessons, public libraries are creatively staving off the threat of closure

Build with Chrome
www.buildwithchrome.com

Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome. #buildwithchrome

With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle
www.forbes.com

It’s a rare thing in a free market when a customer is refused the ability to buy a company’s product and is told its money is no good here.

Library changes seen as risk to Health Canada's credibility
www.cbc.ca

New documents obtained by CBC News show management at Health Canada admitted that changes to library services would lead to risks in the dep

RA Showcase: A Year in Reading Suggestions, by Alene Moroni | Booklist O...
www.booklistonline.com

Booklist Online Book Review: RA Showcase: A Year in Reading Suggestions.Moroni, Alene (author).FEATURE.First published April 9, 2014 (Bookli

Publisher Releases Lullabies From 'Goodnight Moon' Author
wnpr.org

Transcript (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: Goodnight stars. Good night air. Good night noises, everywhere. A woman named Margar

Robots vs. Aliens!: Second Grade Outreach
brycedontplay.blogspot.com

As I've mentioned before, this year we've piloted in Grade School Menu. While I'm currently immersed in Hella Busy No Sleep, I want to make

Libraries Serve As Health Insurance Info Hubs - Kaiser Health News
www.kaiserhealthnews.org

On a recent morning, Alfred Di Martini stopped in after having problems going through the government website, healthcare.gov, on his own. “I

Google Glass available to students and faculty at Yale University | Impa...
www.impactlab.net

Google Glass The Yale University Library, in cooperation with the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) and the Student Technology Collaborat

Book thieves stole 70,144 books from the Brooklyn Public Library in 2012
www.nydailynews.com

Book thieves checked out but never returned 70,144 books from Brooklyn Public Library’s 60 cash-strapped branches in 2012, records show.

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home
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6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home