Fuse #8

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Daily Shout-Out

Today's shout-out goes to Virginia Walter, professor in the UCLA MLIS program. Ms. Walter is one of the proud, the few, the MLIS profs who acknowledge and even go so far as to recommend blogs in their contemporary children's lit classes. Ms. Walter is the author of such books as Teens and Libraries: Getting It Right, which means she knows her stuff. Boo-yah, Ms. Walter! We of the Fuse salute you.


At 1:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This must be the same Virginia Walter who wrote the ground breaking, Making Up Megaboy.


At 5:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend blogs in my classes, too. I'm only an instructor, but I'm working toward the title "professor".

Yay to Virginia Walter...but boo to the fact that this is even an issue. Listing blogs alongside more traditional sources should be commonplace practice.

At 12:29 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Hell yeah. And I should be a standard.

Now if you'll excuse me, my head has swollen to the point where it is difficult to reach my keyboard's keys from where it rests on the floor.

At 3:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention. Yes, I do claim Making up Megaboy and "Hi, Pizza Man!" as well as those professional and academic publications.

I was happy to list Fuse #8 on my Children's Literature class resource list. I check it out regularly and appreciate your enthusiasm and energy and commitment to our field. I may represent our traditions, but you represent the future.

Virginia Walter

At 4:20 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

"Hi, Pizza Man!" is considered (at least in the Donnell Central Children's Room) to be the book most regrettably out of print. That and Susan Schade's, "The Noisy Counting Book".

Well I just thank you so much for mentioning me in your class. Blogs, to my mind, are where the future and traditions can find a working relationship.


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