Huge appreciation to

the librarians, trustees and architects at #ALAAC18 NOLA, conference 23 June, who attended our program: 'Achieve the Library Design You Need. Communicate Effectively with Your Library Building Design Professionals'. Thanks too to the conference organizers and audio-visual staff for a seamless experience. If you have questions when you receive our protected PDF with NOTES on the conference website, please contact us.

THANK YOU @LLAMA_ALA / Fred Reuland and all participants in our LLAMA Webinar 30 May.

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American Teachers are asking for Money to Fund Material for Their Classrooms @DonorsChoose @StephenAtHome @GwynethPaltrow #in #fb @AAEteachers

In case you haven't heard have teamed up with to help teachers all across the US teach our children with actual teaching materials like books and computers. The product descriptions alone are worth a look! (from @2plan22 on Twitter)

Ms. Paltrow's goop line slides in somewhere between complete hokum and wily marketing all the while targeting people who have more money than they know what to do with. I laugh every time I see her on The Late Show, never sure if it's all just a big spoof. 

Stephen Colbert has a heart even larger than his sense of humour.  We just watched his piece on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, advertising his partnership with DonorsChoose.org under the aegis of Covetton House -  his fabulously produced send-up of Paltrows's  GOOP site - to fund teachers all across the US to buy materials and equipment for their classes ("WHY is this even a thing!!???)

Here is the goop x Covetton blurb:

"The manifestation of Covetton House founder & CEO Stephen Colbert and goop founder & CEO Gwyneth Paltrow’s divine purpose on earth, this three-piece limited edition collection came to the duo during their weekly sacral-chakra steaming session. A study in subtle maximalism and real-world mysticism, it's intended for novice shamans, or really anyone with $$$ to spare. 52% of the purchase price (that's 100% of the proceeds) from the goop x Covetton House capsule collection will go to DonorsChoose.org."

SoftboundReincarnatedForestIf you make people laugh you can make them remember what you've told them and these two people are masters.  Visit "goop x Covetton" link to read about their partnership and the percentage of the proceeds that go to donorschoose.org .  We'll go directly to donorschoose so all the money will go to a cause we choose and forego ownership of  the "Softbound Reincarnated Forest Notebook" and keep our "Incoherent Ramblings" quiet.

I can hear Stephen's 'voice' in this product description but maybe I'm projecting. At any rate, it makes me laugh and I remember the message and hey, we all need a laugh:

"Softbound Reincarnated Forest

$88.00

This Softbound Reincarnated Forest is part of (and the sole item in) our elite Dreams2Paper Unity Collection. Use it to turn your deepest desires into words and your deepest words into lists or even paragraphs. This bespoke, mass-manufactured collection of sequential scrolls is designed by leading spiritual stationery artisans to gently coax the words from your heart, via your chakra or something."

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