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Stephanie L. Gross
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Garbage Collector Rescues Discarded Books for Children
Home Scuttlebutt dumpster books Brew Books   Katie Barasch August 28, 2015 Scuttlebutt   Of the 19 public libraries in Bogotá, Colombia, all are located far
from the poorer regions of the city, thus restricting many people’s
access to books. Thankfully, 5...
Home Scuttlebutt dumpster books Brew Books   Katie Barasch August 28, 2015 Scuttlebutt   Of the 19 public libraries in Bogotá, Colombia, all are located far from the poorer regions of the city, thus restricting many peo...
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Introducing the Archive Corps Meet the man behind a new effort to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.
  Jason Scott / Flickr Jason
Scott has something of a reputation. He’s a historian who works for the
Internet Archive, and he’s known in some circles as the guy who can save
bits of history right before they disappear. So when he found out that a small s...
  Jason Scott / Flickr Jason Scott has something of a reputation. He’s a historian who works for the Internet Archive, and he’s known in some circles as the guy who can save bits of history right before they disappear. ...
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Why We Need Diverse Libraries By Rachel Smalter Hall Sep 1, 2015
www.nationofchange.org Public librarians fight the good fight: we’re champions of literacy
and intellectual freedom, we oppose book bannings, and we’re
pro-education and public service. We’ve had a bit of a public image
problem what with our shushing and...
www.nationofchange.org Public librarians fight the good fight: we’re champions of literacy and intellectual freedom, we oppose book bannings, and we’re pro-education and public service. We’ve had a bit of a public image p...
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The Syrians defying napalm bombs and sniper fire to build a library by Mairead Dixon
Risking death to build a library 30 August 2015 A Syrian reading in the library rescued from burning houses The Syrians defying napalm bombs and
sniper fire to build a library Syrians in the rebel-held town of Darayya
have lived under siege from Assad's for...
Risking death to build a library 30 August 2015 A Syrian reading in the library rescued from burning houses The Syrians defying napalm bombs and sniper fire to build a library Syrians in the rebel-held town of Darayy...
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Librarians on Bikes Are Delivering Books and WiFi to Kids in “Book Deserts” by Susan Johnston
“Food deserts" refer to low-income areas where
convenience stores are often the only viable food source and fresh
produce is a rarity. But nutritious foods aren't the only thing kids
need to thrive and grow.  Image via Seattle Public Library. Many of the...
“Food deserts" refer to low-income areas where convenience stores are often the only viable food source and fresh produce is a rarity. But nutritious foods aren't the only thing kids need to thrive and grow.  Image via Seattl...
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Malawi windmill boy with big fans
William Kamkwamba educated himself in his local library By Jude Sheerin BBC News The extraordinary true story of a Malawian teenager who
transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk is
the subject of a new book, The Boy Who Harnessed...
William Kamkwamba educated himself in his local library By Jude Sheerin BBC News The extraordinary true story of a Malawian teenager who transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk is the su...
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8 Children's Libraries That Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again Jill Harness • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:00 AM •

don't know about you guys, but I loved my local library when I was a
kid. But with all the distractions of mobile devices, games, and more,
many kids never even visit the library and when they do, they find it to
be boring. That's why some libraries ...
I  don't know about you guys, but I loved my local library when I was a kid. But with all the distractions of mobile devices, games, and more, many kids never even visit the library and when they do, they find it to be boring...
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12 Ways Your Parents Turned You Into A Book-Lover by Julia Seales
My mom got her degree as a reading specialist. So, it'd probably be
an understatement to say that when I was growing up, books were a pretty
important part of everyday life.
There's no way I could have grown up NOT loving books, because I was
surrounded ...
My mom got her degree as a reading specialist. So, it'd probably be an understatement to say that when I was growing up, books were a pretty important part of everyday life. There's no way I could have grown up NOT loving boo...
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The homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging
Meet Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm .  He’s 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his story is quite incredible. Philani Dladla. Photo: http://facebook.com/jacaranda942 As a child growing up in KwaZulu Natal he had always
loved book...
Meet Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm.  He’s 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his story is quite incredible. Philani Dladla. Photo: http://facebook.com/jacaranda942 As a child growing up in Kw...
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Neil Gaiman: 'my parents didn’t have any kind of rules about what I couldn’t read'
Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images Do you remember reading any books as a child that were in
some way disapproved of or forbidden? If yes, did they traumatise you
for life, or did the subversive element make them more enjoyable? I was really l...
Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images Do you remember reading any books as a child that were in some way disapproved of or forbidden? If yes, did they traumatise you for life, or did the subversive element make...
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Libraries in Times of Crisis By George Eberhart | August 20, 2015
Julia Brungs, IFLA policy and projects officer.     The IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information
and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) held a panel discussion Tuesday,
August 18, at the World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town on
“The Ro...
Julia Brungs, IFLA policy and projects officer.   The IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) held a panel discussion Tuesday, August 18, at the World Library and Information Cong...
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Burn the libraries and free the libraries--by David Lankes
Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians from R. David Lankes on Vimeo .
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Librarian
Skills
Library and Information Science ; English ; Hebrew ; Teaching English as a Second Language
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Currently
Brooklyn, NY USA
Previously
Burlington, VT USA - Beer-Sheva, ISRAEL - Bloomfield, CT USA
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MSLIS, MATESOL
Introduction
Information seeker, retriever, enabler ; Mentor ; Career coach; Educator ; Lover of humanities and fine arts ; Classical music buff ; Patron of fine living ; Human and civil rights advocate ; Francophile, Life-long learner ; Traveler ; Enlightened Jew. Languages: English, Hebrew, French, Spanish.
Bragging rights
Marquis Who's Who 2015 ; President of NY Library Club, Inc. 2014 ; Organizer, NY Librarians Meetup 2008-2015 ; Chair, AJL Mentoring 2008-2014 ; Life-member, Beta Phi Mu/Theta Chapter
Education
  • Pratt Institute
    MSLIS, 1993 - 1995
    Library and Information Science
  • St. Michael's College
    MATESOL, 11982 - 1983
    Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    English, Teaching Certificate, 1971 - 1976
    English language and literature ; Teaching certification
  • Universit of Vermont
    French Endorsement, 1983 - 1986
    Graduate courses towards MA in French language and literature
  • Middlebury College
    French, 1984 - 1984
    French School summer program
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