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In My Spare Time
There are many of things I like to do in my spare time: sleep, sleep and more sleep, just kidding. Seriously, one of the things I really enjoy doing is reading the blogs written by other librarians. When I find myself logging onto these blogs, I eventually add them to my google reader page and read them from my desktop or Blackberry.
One of my favorite blogs is Crazy Quilts . This blog is written by Edi Campbell, a high school librarian in the Indianapolis Public School System. The focus of her blog is to provide information to improve the literacy of teens and preteens of color. Along with reading interesting reviews of books, I enjoy reading the articles about scholarships, library news, interviews and trends in technology. My favorite posts are the 'Sunday Morning Reads' and pictures of her beautiful quilts.
Let me say that I found her blog by accident. About two years ago, I decided to start quilting after attending a interesting University of Chicago seminar about the history of African-American Quilts. I wanted to continue the tradition of my great-grandmother Odessa who made quilts in her modest northern Louisiana home. I found the Crazy Quilts blog and immediately bookmarked it on my computer for future reading. Let me tell you, I was excited! I finally found a blog that discussed books that appeal to people of color. Unfortunately the quilting had to be put on the back burner due to the demands of work but logging onto the site has become a weekly practice and I've passed the site to the librarians I support.
I was shocked when I was recently approached by Edi to be interviewed on her blog. I had one of those, "Little ole me moments!" Check out her post, "Going to ALA" and become a follower of her blog.