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ISSN 1077-6613

March 2016 (Vol. 22, no. 3)

From the Editor

The LJ Paralibrarian of the Year for 2016 is Brown Biggers from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. You can read about Brown and his achievements at:


Sue Knoche, Johnson City, TN
We have learned a lot about Sue from reading her columns. For this issue we are using the Spotlight questions to present Sue’s background and achievements.

Reader Response
What book or books are you currently reading or listening to? Are you reading the traditional hardcopy or are you using an electronic version?
We have received a good response to this questions. Some of our readers taking their book reading to a new level.

New York: a Literary Map
Chapter 3: Orange County Redefines the Written Word
by Kim Barbato
For this chapter Kim takes us to Orange County NY and two major contributors to the written word.

News from Canada by Karen Hildebrandt
Earlier in the year it was decided to dissolve the Canadian Library Association. The reasons for this would be relevant to all similar professional associations.

Wishing & Hoping: Excerpts from a Move Part 4 by Allison Sloan
The staff at Reading Public Library should have moved into their newly renovated premises. However, that has not happened and Allison tells us why.


Sarah E. Andrews, Iowa City, IA – Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, The University of Iowa.

Nathalie Gauthier, Montréal, Québec – Senior Information Technician, Business Development Bank of Canada.


Do You YouTube? by Michael D. Brooks
Michael shows us how to make the best of YouTube in our libraries.

Library Conferences/Associations

Massachusetts Library Association, Paralibrarian Section
PAralibrarian Recognition of Achievement (PARA) Certificatiion.
Fast! Forward!: The Paralibrarian Newsletter – Vol 2, issue 1.

New York State Library Assistants Association
38th Annual Conference NYSLAA Conference, Chautauqua, New York. June 8 – 10, 2016. Library Assistants: Finding Our Strengths Through Change!

OLSSI: the Ohio Library Support Staff Institute. July 24 – 26, 2016 at Ohio Northern University.

American Library Association. Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 23 – 28, 2016, Orlando, Florida.