Author Archives: P. Joy Webster

About P. Joy Webster

Author of "Don't come here, Julie!" Auteure de « Ne viens pas ici, Julie!» School Library Technician and ESL teacher Technicienne en documentation scolaire et professeure d'anglais langue seconde.

Are we scared of libraries closing?

People seem to think that librarians are scared of technology, especially middle-aged women librarians with their hair in a bun. (Sound like anyone you know?) The fear is not of technology but technology alone will not keep people coming to … Continue reading

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Now THIS is a true 21st Century Library!

Originally posted on 21st Century Library Blog:
The Nieuwe Bibliotheek?(New Library) in Almere, Netherlands has built a Library that embodies the?ideals of the 21st Century library!? “They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.”…

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Mon grain de sel sur le rôle d’une bibliothèque

Peut-être suis-je vieux-jeu et on pourrait me dire que j’ai besoin d’évoluer dans mon opinion de ce que c’est qu’une bibliothèque, mais il me semble que la bibliothèque est un endroit où on va pour lire et pour chercher des … Continue reading

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Sound-off on what libraries should be

I’m wondering if I’m just old fashioned, and maybe my idea of what a library is needs to evolve, but it seems to me a library is a place where one goes to read or pick up books to read … Continue reading

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Je me tiens avec les pros!

Récemment, j’ai eu le privilège de connaître Kenneth Oppel (un auteur jeunesse Canadien qui est bien connu) alors qu’il est venu à Québec dans le cadre du Performing Arts Festival. Je n’ai pas été surprise d’apprendre qu’il a des enfants, parce qu’il a parlé avec les enfants qui étaient là de … Continue reading

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Hangin’ with the pros!

I recently had the privilege of meeting Kenneth Oppel, a well-known YA author when he came here to Quebec City as part of the Performing Arts Festival. I wasn’t surprised to find out that he has kids, because he interacted … Continue reading

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Tu auras beaucoup de temps pour écrire

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