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Another book arrived


My copies of the Indispensable Librarian, 2nd edition arrived in yesterday's mail.  As I reasoned when my last book was published:

In my expert opinion, everyone should buy a personal copy, especially younger educators. In only a few short years, you all will be supporting me through government programs anyway. If you buy this book, you are still supporting me but at least you are getting something in return -  firestarter, short table leg prop, emergency bathroom tissue, or business expense tax write-off. 

Oh, and maybe some helpful ideas about how to create a relevant library program that's good for kids.

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Reader Comments (4)


I have the old one and have ordered the new edition, can't wait to get it. Your level-headed and practical advise always calms me down on stressful "I'm all by myself, I can't do all this, ahhhhhhh!" days. Thanks for sharing your insight with all of us. I am going to really reflect and plan this summer for a great 2013-14 school year and your book will be a big help.

I hope your school district realizes how lucky they are to have you. If not, come on down to sunny Florida. : )

Most Sincerely,

May 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOkle Miller

Thanks, Okle. I really appreciate your kind words. It's always gratifying to know that something one has written has been helpful.

All the best,


May 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

I just emailed our library coordinator so that she can spread the word about your latest book. Looking forward to reading it!

May 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo-Anne Gibson

Thanks, Jo-Anne. I am pleased with the book and hope it makes a difference for the profession.


May 27, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

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