Share Your Knowledge with Your Peers with a PLAN Blog Post!

Do you have something to share with your peers? We’re looking for people to write blog posts. You do not need to be a professional writer – you just have to be able to string 300 to 1000 words together, and hopefully provide a photograph or other graphic with your post.

You can write about topics such as:

  • How you are helping new students adjust to college
  • Serving autistic patrons
  • [Software program] tips and tricks
  • Archival tips for non-archivists
  • Readers’ advisory
  • How to find government resources
  • Understanding blockchain
  • Any cool apps, software, extensions, etc., that you want to share
  • Any great book you read
  • Any fun programs (adult, seniors, kids)
  • Special collections (cake pans, ukuleles, seed library, Internet of Things, iPads, etc.)

We will issue a new blog post every Monday. Please sign up for a date between October 1st and September 30th on the shared spreadsheet. Please put your name, library/organization, and your general topic on the spreadsheet. Dates are first come, first served!

Anyone can write a blog post like this:

Cover of book The Strange Case of the Alchemist's DaughterI recently discovered a great series by Theodora Goss. So far, there are only two books in the series, which is based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, but I am hooked!

In the first book, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Book 1), we meet Mary Jekyll, daughter of Dr. Jekyll (yes, THAT Dr. Jekyll), who is now alone in the world. Her father is dead (or is he???) and her mother recently passed away as well. Mary discovers that her mother had been sending money for the upkeep of Diana Hyde, daughter of Mr. Hyde (yes, THAT Mr. Hyde). Throw in Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson along with Beatrice Rappaccini (who is poisonous), Catherine Moreau (the cat-woman), and Justine Frankenstein (estranged wife of Frankenstein’s Creature), who are all daughters of other “scientists” who have performed experiments on them, and this is a great story!

The second book, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Book 2), follows Mary and the others as they seek to save Lucinda Van Helsing, daughter of Professor Van Helsing (yes, THAT Van Helsing), who has had horrific experiments performed on her. The “monstrous gentlewomen” dash across Europe from Paris to Vienna to Budapest in a race against time to save Lucinda and confront the secretive Alchemical Society.

I hope you will write a blog post and share your knowledge with your peers in the Panhandle!

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