>A few things

>I think I neglected to tell you that the new Notes from the Horn Book is out. So, Notes is out! You know, we started Notes as a more parent- and consumer-friendly alternative to the Magazine, so tell your friends, family and patrons about it. Special deal this week: free.

I was sad to hear that Judy Krug, ALA’s longtime boss-lady for intellectual freedom, has died. She was quite a force, an irresistible one to be sure, with that unbeatable combination of an iron will and tons of charisma. Years ago I interviewed for a job with her and was completely intimidated.

I’ll be in Ohio for the next couple of days for the Media Source board meeting, where I have to do my first Power Point presentation. Just two slides, thank goodness. Has anyone read Edward Tufte’s broadside against the medium? Here’s an appropriately formatted outline of his points.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    >Great to be reminded of Tufte! His VISUAL PRESENATION OF FACTUAL(?)MATERIAL should be read by everyone – yet yours is the first reference to it I’ve seen in years!

  2. Anonymous says:

    >I think you mean The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.

    GREAT BOOK. It will change your eye and brain.


  3. Anonymous says:

    >Yes, I misremembered the title – but can never forget the book. Thanks for setting me straight!

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