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Michelle Farella
Works at West Hartford Public Library
Attended Pratt Institute
Lived in Danbury, CT
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Some of these can be used in the library too!
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This article was discussed on a listserv I subscribe to. I'm looking forward to reading this book!
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Great initiative!
NYC residents can now access library services in all five of its boroughs, using either a traditional library card or the newly adopted IDNYC Card, which offers other benefits as well.
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Wow! Groundbreaking!
Public school teachers take students to the forest once a week for a natural educational experience.
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6 Steps to a Daily Reading Habit
Successful leaders have a daily reading habit.
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So cool!
The world's largest book, a giant atlas weighing 150 kilograms, is on display at the State Library of NSW.
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Happy 150th Birthday Alice ;-)
For “Alice in Wonderland’s” 150th anniversary, translations into Pashto, Esperanto, emoji and Blissymbols.
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I wish I had read her books as a tween/teen. I only started reading a few of her books in my late 20s!
As Ms. Blume prepares to promote her new novel, “In the Unlikely Event,” Lena Dunham, Samantha Bee and others discuss how her work influenced them.
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Hilarious read; even better comments!
Reading to one’s children is, as everyone knows, one of the great pleasures of parenthood. I love the creaturely warmth of my daughter snuggled up close and the feeling of giving her something intrinsically human and necessary. And Eliza loves being read to. She enjoys the stories and the pictures, but...
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Pretty eye opening!
No matter where you go, women are basically working for free several months of the year while their male counterparts rake it in.
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Children's librarians know this - we need to get it across to the parents!
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Children's Librarian
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  • West Hartford Public Library
    Children's Librarian, 2012 - present
    • 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
  • 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
  • Wethersfield Library
    Circulation Substitute, 2010 - 2010
  • Wilton Library Association
    Children's Library Assistant, Shelver, Circulation Assistant, 2006 - 2008
  • 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 Briaricliff
    Corporate Library Assistant, 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
  • 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
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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.
Education
  • 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
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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...
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Booklist Online Book Review: Talking Shop with Dave Tyckoson: The Importance of Being a Reference Librarian.Tyckoson, Dave (author).FEATURE.

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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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
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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

What happens with digital rights management in the real world?
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DRM is one of the most salient, and least understood, facts about technology in the contemporary world