CBC’s Q interviews Judy Blume

While cooking a tasty batch of Red Greek Lentils from the Rebar cookbook, I heard Jian Ghomeshi interview Judy Blume on CBC’s Q (16:08-:30:08). I can’t believe that she’s 70 years old now. The introduction was lovely: Name a book that was important to you as a kid. A novel that helped you negotiate the…

Fear and collection development

Linda Braun wrote a fantastic post on the YALSA blog about being afraid of what the community might think when choosing items for a teen collection. She writes: As I kept hearing this comment I thought about how some librarians use “I know my community” as an excuse for not purchasing controversial materials for the…