As the new school year starts I've got a lot of catching up to do.
The summer was eventful for the Library, especially August 2 when we had over 50 international visitors who were in town for the annual conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). The visitors were impressed by the welcoming nature of the Library. They also commented on the size of the space and the number of books in our collections. Refreshments, wonderful cookies and mini fruit tarts from Rulli's, were also enjoyed by all.
Two of the visitors presented gifts from their own countries. Rashmi Kumbar brought six books from India which we will add to the collection. They are classic Hindu texts which are part of the TUHSD English Department reading lists but which we didn't have in the Library.
Another visitor, Mieko Nagakura, a retired professor of library science from Japan, brought a beautiful silk scarf with a design from the Hiroshige, the famous 19th century Japanese print maker.
Look for pictures in an upcoming posting.