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From: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults and Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
To: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults and Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 11:01 PM
Subject: PUBYAC digest 640

    PUBYAC Digest 640

Topics covered in this issue include:

  1) Little Black Sambo: Thanks
by Patrick Baker <PBAKER@dallaslibrary.org>
  2) summer reading theme ideas
by "Amy Shelley" <AShelley@larm.lib.wy.us>
  3) Librarian-Children's Services position in Colorado
by Jennifer Harshberger <jharsh@julip.ci.fort-collins.co.us>
  4) RE: computer policies
by "Keener, Lesa" <LKeener@acmail.aclink.org>
  5) ART FOR TEENS... HELP! (fwd)
by Erin Helmrich <helmrich@tln.lib.mi.us>
  6) Re: Idea for a lapsit.
by Lisa Hughes <lhughes@scinet.co.santa-clara.ca.us>
  7) Berenstain Bear question
by "Bryce, Richard" <bryce@palsplus.org>

From: Patrick Baker <PBAKER@dallaslibrary.org>
To: "'PUBYAC@prairienet.org'" <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: Little Black Sambo: Thanks
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Date: Wed,  2 Jan 2002 23:56:08 CST

Thanks to all who posted/responded to the LBS survey.  I am planning to use
your responses in a research paper, but you and your library (employer) will
remain anonymous.

Children's Librarian

From: "Amy Shelley" <AShelley@larm.lib.wy.us>
To: <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: summer reading theme ideas
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Date: Wed,  2 Jan 2002 23:56:29 CST

Hello collective brain

I am looking for a summer reading theme for my library system which will =
be going to the voters with a request for a new library next November. =
I've thought about a math based program like Count on Reading that would =
allow us to focus on all of the positive aspects that our library brings =
to our community. I'd appreciate any other ideas, no matter how wild.

Thanks for your help,


Amelia J. Shelley
Manager, Children's/Young Adult Services
Laramie County Library System
2800 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY  82001
(307)634-3561, ext. 151

From: Jennifer Harshberger <jharsh@julip.ci.fort-collins.co.us>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: Librarian-Children's Services position in Colorado
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Date: Wed,  2 Jan 2002 23:56:51 CST

Librarian - Children's Services

Under the general direction of the lead librarian for Children's Services,
selects books for the children's collection for a library system serving a
population of over 140,000 with a circulation of over 1.5 million per year
in Fort Collins, Colorado. Performs a wide variety of professional level
services in support of library programs and activities.

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary
functions of this position, and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

- Coordinates the selection of materials for the children's collection for
the library system using a variety of automated and print sources.
- Assists library customers in person, by email, and by telephone.
- Contributes to long-range planning, problem solving, and policy and
procedure development for Children's Services.
 - Explains and assists customers and other library staff in use of
reference sources such as online computer catalogs, Internet, CD-ROM
workstations, and book or periodical databases.
- Plans, develops and presents children's programs and services.
- Performs reader's advisory services.
- Directs, supervises and oversees the work of volunteers and hourly
- Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications include:
- Demonstrated knowledge of professional techniques, principles, methods,
and materials and practices used in working with children and in the
operation of a public library.
- Children's programming skills and experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to interact effectively with City staff and the general public.
- Ability to use standard PC software, such as Word, Publisher and Excel.
- Ability to effectively search online databases and the Internet.
- Ability to work with all age groups in a variety of formats.
- Recent children's collection development experience in a public library.
- Demonstrated budget management experience preferred.
- Incumbent will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
- Bilingual skills in Spanish desirable.

Education and Experience:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited university. Two
years related library experience including experience working with
children, children's literature, and children's programming.

This is a forty-hour/wk, classified position with a salary range of $3252-
$4427 per month, plus full benefits.  City application (preferred) or
resume must be received by Friday, January 25, 2002.  Please refer to Job

Visit our web site www.fcgov.com for more information about our city and
to obtain an application and job posting.

City of Fort Collins, Human Resources Department, 215 N. Mason Street,
P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO  80522.  Phone: 970-221-6535.  Job line
970-416-2489 x5125.  Drug test required.  EOE

From: "Keener, Lesa" <LKeener@acmail.aclink.org>
To: 'Bonnie Wright ' <bwright@aldus.northnet.org>,
Subject: RE: computer policies
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Date: Wed,  2 Jan 2002 23:58:05 CST

We have netfilter. Each computer, except the ones in the children's room,
has two squares that say filtered and unfiltered. The adults click on
filtered, while the children click on unfiltered. You must have an adult
card to use filtered. If this is not  a possiblity I would think long and
hard about letting children on the adult computers. While I am not the
srongest advocate for filtering the library does state that they offer
filtering for children. Parents expect their children to use this at your
library. What would cover you if a child accessed porn after you advertise
filtered Internet. We chose not to go the permission slip route. Parents can
sign a slip and the child's card number is tagged in the computer to allow
them to access adult Internet. If you merely have slips signed how would you
manually check who has permission. What if children jump on computers that
their friend used who has permission and they don't. I don't know how many
times a child came up and said the computer needs a card number and they
have permission. It has never turned out to be the truth yet.
-----Original Message-----
From: Bonnie Wright
To: pubyac@prairienet.org; wright@northnet.org
Sent: 12/31/01 10:19 AM
Subject: computer policies

The staff wants a new policy-that kids can go on the "unfiltered" adult
when the juvenile ones are busy. I am worried about this, because if a
parent doesn't
know their kid is on a computer at the library, then what?
Has anyone faced a situation like this before?

I am considering a permission for parents to fill out for children's
internet access-
Does anyone have a permission form for parents to fill out and what does
it look like?

Bonnie Wright

From: Erin Helmrich <helmrich@tln.lib.mi.us>
To: pubyac <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: ART FOR TEENS... HELP! (fwd)
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Date: Wed,  2 Jan 2002 23:58:13 CST

Dear collective brain:

Our library recently installed two (very cool!) blown glass and neon
JELLYFISH art pieces in the teen area of the library (they hang from the
ceiling - the body is blown glass and the tentacles are neon tubes.
Thanks to our Friends and our local Arts Council we were able to buy these
expensive and awesome pieces.

I'd like to commemorate the gift with something equally artistic and
unique (and in the spirit of the gift and the recipients - TEENS), but am
having a hard time convincing others. I have an idea in
place: a ceramic tile base, with detailing and glaze, but the lettering
done in fine gauge wire (3D).  I've got the artists, and they're willing
to work for free, but I can't get the go ahead.  Anyone out there done
something similar and have any support info, statements, ideas or
thunderbolts of wisdom that I might use to bolster my idea??!!

Frustrated is my middle name right now!  Help!  TIA :)


* # @ * # @ * # @ * # @ * # @ * # @

  Erin V. Helmrich, M.L.S.
Youth/Young Adult Services Librarian
Royal Oak Public Library
  222 E. 11 Mile Rd. 
  Royal Oak MI 48067

Phone: 248.246.3734
Fax:   248.246.3705
Email: helmrich@tln.org  

From: Lisa Hughes <lhughes@scinet.co.santa-clara.ca.us>
To: "Barron, Stacie" <StacieB@mail.jefferson.lib.la.us>
Subject: Re: Idea for a lapsit.
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Date: Wed,  2 Jan 2002 23:58:19 CST

"Being thankful" is somewhat nebulous and doesn't have much of a
story--you might try expanding it to books about things we are thankful
for, such as family, friends, food, etc.

Lisa Mead Hughes, Children's Services
Campbell Public Library
77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell CA 95008-1499
voice: (866-1991)   fax: (408) 866-1433
*** All standard disclaimers apply ***

On Mon, 31 Dec 2001, Barron, Stacie wrote:

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> I want to do a lapsit on being thankful or thanking someone.  So far I
> found one book.  Has anyone ever done a lapsit with this particular theme?
> If so I'm looking for finger plays, songs, action rhymes, etc..
> Stacie Barron
> Children's Librarian
> East Bank Regional Library
> Metairie, LA 70001

From: "Bryce, Richard" <bryce@palsplus.org>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Berenstain Bear question
Date: Wed,  2 Jan 2002 23:58:25 CST

Hello, all!  Happy New Year.  I was just wondering if you had any of the
Berenstain Bear big chapter books/Berenstain Bear Scouts in your collection
& how well they circ.

The B.B. picture books for the younger readers move fairly well- although
not with the same intensity as Clifford or Arthur.  The chapter books,
though, are all about 100 pages or more making it a high end 3rd grade or
4th grade+ reading level.  The back of the Scout books have them listed as a
RL2 & the Big Chapters are 5.7.  They are both shelved in the regular
fiction section.

I would think that once the kids get to 3rd or 4th grade the BB characters
would be thought of as too young for them, but each book manages to go out
about 6 times a year.  Who in your library checks these books out?  Is it
the kids or the parents?  How old are the kids who do check them out?  Do
you have kids who read the whole series as they come in, or just read one
and that's it?

I'm curious & look forward to finding out.  Have a great week.  Take care &
be well.

Richard :O)

Richard Bryce
Senior Children's Librarian
West Milford Township Library

"To want in one's head to do a thing, for it's own sake; to enjoy doing it;
to concentrate all of one's energies upon it- - that is not only the surest
guarantee of it's success.  It is also being true to oneself."
(Amelia Earhart, in Sky Pioneer)

"So many things have made living and learning easier.  But the real things
haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the
most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful
and have courage when things go wrong"- Laura Ingalls Wilder


End of PUBYAC Digest 640