I was saddened to hear that Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of several classic children’s picture books, died May 8th at the age of 83 after complications from a stroke. In 1964, the American Library Association awarded Mr. Sendak the Caldecott Medal, considered the Pulitzer Prize of children’s book illustration, for “Where the Wild Things Are.” Sendak changed the way children’s books are illustrated—from cozy little bunnies and kittens to scarry monsters and hobgoblins. Lynn Library has several of Sendak’s books: Where the wild things are, In the night kitchen, Chicken soup with rice, Outside over there, and Higglety pigglety pop! We also have a DVD of the movie version of Where the wild things are.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Where is this white board currently located? The first person to come to the President’s Office in the Schmidt Building and tell Jessica Lawrence the correct answer will win a signed copy of Jim Lehrer’s Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain, which will be the fall reader for incoming freshmen.
Using my “Super Librarian” research skills, I quickly found the answer—The Newseum in Washington, DC—and won the prize.
The motto of the story: When you need to find information fast, ask a Lynn Librarian!!
Lynn University’s 2012 Commencement speaker, Peter H. Diamandis is optimistic about the future. In his book, Abundance: the Future is Better than You Think, Diamandis contends that the media’s fixation on bad news has given us a warped perspective on the world. He feels that technology is paving the way to a much better planet. We live in an age of plenty, the problems are mostly in distribution: When seen through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they’re mainly inaccessible. Yet the threat of scarcity still dominates our worldview. (page 6) If you want to know more, check out the Library’s copy of Abundance which is on display on the first floor or watch the video below where Diamandis talks about his book.