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Angel Rivera (Gypsy Librarian)
Works at Berea College
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Booknote: <i>Batman, Volume 6: Graveyard Shift</i>
Scott Snyder, et.al., Batman, Volume 6: Graveyard Shift . New York: DC Comics, 2015. ISBN: 9781401252304. Genre: graphic novels and comics Subgenre: superheroes Series: The New 52. Format: e-book galley Source: Provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exc...
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Booknote: <i>To The Letter</i>
Simon Garfield, To the Letter: a Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing . New York: Gotham Books, 2013. ISBN: 978-1592408451. Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: letter writing Format: hardcover Source: My local public library .  I really wanted to like this...
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Booknote: <i>Jupiter's Legacy, Volume 1</i>
Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy, Volume 1 . Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2015. ISBN: 9781632153104.  Genre: graphic novels and comics Subgenre: superheroes, family stories Format: e-book galley Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley ...
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Booknote: <i>Adolf, Volume 5: April 1945 and All That</i>
Osamu Tezuka, Adolf, Volume 5: April 1945 and All That . San Francisco, CA: Cadence Books, 1996. ISBN: 9781569311622. Genre: Manga Subgenre: historical fiction Format: trade paperback Source: My local public library .  I come to the end of the series. This ...
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Reading about the Reading Life: June 12, 2015
Welcome to another edition of "Reading about the reading life" here
at The Itinerant Librarian. This is where I collect stories about
reading and the reading life. Basically, these are items related to
reading, maybe writing and literacy, that I find int...
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Signs the Economy is Bad: June 5, 2015 edition
Welcome to another edition of "Signs the Economy is Bad" here at The Itinerant Librarian .
This is the semi-regular (as in when I have time and/or feel like doing
it) feature where I scour the Internet in search of the oh so subtle
hints that the economy...
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What's on Deck? What I am reading now, June 27, 2015
I saw this idea for a post at Rhodia Drive here . So, I decided to give it a try, and I may make this type of post a semi-regular feature here on the blog. So, as of this week, this is what I am working on reading now or in the queue to read next right away...
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Reading about the reading life: June 26, 2015
Welcome to another edition of "Reading about the reading life" here
at The Itinerant Librarian. This is where I collect stories about
reading and the reading life. Basically, these are items related to
reading, maybe writing and literacy, that I find int...
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#Listening to this while I do some cleaning up on our library Research Guides.
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Booknote: <i>The Right Side of History</i>
Adrian Brooks, The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism . Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-62778-123-7. Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: Essays, history, biography, LGTBQI Format: Trade paperback Source: Provided by the publisher in ex...
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Booknote: <i>Adolf, Volume 4: Days of Infamy</i>
Osamu Tezuka, Adolf, Volume 4: Days of Infamy . San Francisco, CA: Cadence Books, 1996. ISBN: 1-56931-124-2. Genre: manga Subgenre: historical fiction, World War II Format: trade paperback. Source: My local public library .  The story continues as Japan att...
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Booknote: <i>Save the Deli</i>
David Sax, Save the Deli: in Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen . Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-15-10384-5. Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: food, travel, history. Format: hardcover Source: My local pub...
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I have been an academic librarian since 2004, and I started blogging in 2005. Prior to this, I have been a high school teacher and a college adjunct instructor. One of my passions is to teach others how to know when they need information, how to find it, and how to make use of it in an ethical way. I have access to a diverse range of information sources, and I know how to use them. Plus, I arm people with facts and information. I am firm believer in teaching these very important skills.

I call my professional blog The Gypsy Librarian (where, among other things, I read a lot of library literature so you don't have to, then write about it) because a gypsy is a wanderer, and I am a wanderer at heart. As Tolkien wrote, "not all who wander are lost." I also keep a personal blog at The Itinerant Librarian. Feel free to check my blogs out. Comments are always welcome.

Married to The Better Half, we have a daughter who reminds me innocence and wonder are great things. We also have two cats who keep life interesting.
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