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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Shanachies -- Now Movers and Shakers!! -- Are Speaking in NJ Soon!

As many of you have heard by now, the Shanachies (well, at least, Erik & Jaap) are coming to speak for NJ librarians on Friday, April 3. As if their appearance at Monmouth University (largely in support of NJ State Library's latest Tell Us Your Story campaign) wasn't exciting enough already -- The Shanachies have just been named 2009 Movers & Shakers by Library Journal!

This is the first year that LJ has accepted nominations for people outside the US and Canada, so it's especially exciting for these Dutch guys to be among the very first named.

Learn more about them and their upcoming appearance by joining the Facebook group that Nancy set up for their visit. There's also a link there where you can sign up to see them on April 3.

Erik and Jaap will be talking about their award-winning library, DOK, some of the inspiring work they do there. They'll also be talking about video production and answering your questions about how to make your library-promo videos better. And they'll be

selling and signing copies of their wonderful book/DVD combo, ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America. (It includes a 1-hour DVD movie they made as they drove cross-country, visiting libraries.)

You do not want to miss this rare opportunity to hear these inspirational Dutch library stars for yourself! They'll be keynoting at Computers in Libraries in DC on Tuesday, March 31, then travelling north to NJ for the April 3 gig while they're in the country. You know Nancy & I will be there. Sign up today to come see us!!

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