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Greg Holch’s Library: A Blog

KidLit Drink Night: September 20, 2011

Heather Scott & Christina McTighe
Photo © by Greg Holch

The most recent KidLit Drink Night took place last night at Sweet & Vicious, at the corner of Spring & Elizabeth Streets in the Soho section of New York City. KidLit Drink Night is a chance for children’s book editors, librarians, and authors to meet and mingle.

This program was created by Elizabeth Bird of the New York Public Library and Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, but as of this meeting, they have passed the leadership on to a new set of hosts. Read More 

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A Fond Farewell to Professor Deirdre S. Stam

Dr. Deirdre S. Stam
Photo © by Greg Holch

Late this afternoon, I attended a party on the third floor of NYU’s Bobst Library, just outside of the Fales Collection. The occasion was the retirement of Deirdre S. Stam from her position as a professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science (part of Long Island University), where she directed the program in Rare Books and Special Collections. I had the good luck to take one of her last presentations of “LIS 713: Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship”.

Dr. Stam will be succeeded as Director of the Rare Books program at Palmer by J. Fernando Peña, who comes to Palmer from the Grolier Club in New York.

I found the following excerpt from an article by Professor Stam, and I thought it fit the moment: Read More 

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About This Blog: First Post

Welcome to Greg Holch's Library, my new blog.

Greg Holch's Library lives in several worlds, just as I do. It lives in the world of children's book authors and their books, in the world of children's book editors and editing, and in the world of librarians and libraries. Its exact location is at the crossroads where all three worlds converge.

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