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This is episode 8 of 12.

In Episode 8 “Let’s Talk About Sex,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that have been challenged for sexual content.

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Happy Banned Books Week, everyone!

This is episode 7 of 12.

In episode 7 “Judy Blume Eyes,” Kristen and I cover the first lady of anticensorship, Ms. Judy Blume, and the four books of hers that appear on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009.

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This is episode 6 of 12.

Forget breaking up, growing up is what’s really hard to do.  Of course, if we could bound gracefully into adulthood, what fun would that be?  I much prefer this world where we sputter our way into adulthood in ungainly fits and starts.

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This is episode 5 of 12…aka the coolest episode!!!

Why, you ask?  Because Kristen and I got to interview author Stephen Chbosky about his book The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

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This is episode 4 of 12.

In episode 4 “Tearjerker,” Kristen and I discuss books on ALA’s Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of 2000-2009 that made us cry.  I love books that can elicit a strong emotion from me, whether that emotion is joy, hope, sorrow, anger, etc. 

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MacKenzie Smith, an academic research library leader specializing in information technology and digital knowledge management, presented “Data Papers in the Network Era” on May 24 in Cal Poly’s new Data Studio (Room 111C) at the Kennedy Library. Her talk (podcast below) covered data sharing, repurposing and citation, the peer-review of data and more.

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Why write a book? There are many reasons. One very good one is when a book does not yet exist for your topic. That’s one reason why Michael Boswell, Adrienne Greve and Tammy Seale set about writing Local Climate Action Planning together.