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Michelle Farella
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Lived in Danbury, CT
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Experts say picture books that whitewash the history of slavery are just a symptom of an adult society. How can we explain it to kids, they argue, if we can't talk about it ourselves?
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Recipient: Plainville Public Library. Program: LSTA; Grants to States subgrant. Year Awarded: 2014. Grant log numbers: Grants to States Project Code: 2014-MA-72677. Web Site: www.plainvillepubliclibrary.org/the-kingdom-of-why.html. Pinterest page: www.pinterest.com/thekingdomofwhy/ ...
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Sweet!
Gene Luen Yang, known for “Secret Coders” and “American Born Chinese,” hopes to lure readers beyond their comfort zones.
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Whatever it takes!
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Shame on Airbnb!
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The ads highlighted Airbnb's tax contributions to the city -- contributions the company at one time evaded.
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I didn't see this coming!
Two decades after it started selling books online, Amazon opens a shopping center storefront with books for sale on actual shelves.
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Love this! We all want books where the characters look like us. Go Marley!
Marley Dias is an 11-year-old New Jersey resident who’s spent more time giving back to her community in her brief time on this planet than most of us will spend in a lifetime. She’s received a grant from Disney, traveled to Ghana to help feed orphans, and now—in her latest act of altruism—she’s rounding up children’s books that feature black female leads so that she and her peers have more fictional characters to look up to.
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A great argument for why it's best to avoid TV before age 2.
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Looks like a good library purchase!
A stylish new picture book shows boys that it’s OK to express their softer feelings.
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How to propose to a children's librarian
Correia added a romantic epilogue to the program Friday by asking his girlfriend — family services librarian Marissa Ciullo — to marry him, to the delight of about 75 children and parents. The librarian seemed genuinely surprised, but quickly accepted the proposal as cheers erupted in the room, and another library employee led everyone in singing Going to the Chapel.’’
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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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Danbury, CT - Springfield, MA - London, England - Florence, Italy - Yonkers, NY
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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