Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Greeting from the Library via

Here's a little brag for the holidays. I sent it out in the district, to the Supt., the tech guys, and everyone I could think of. All of the responses have been great.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back to School!

It's hard to believe it, but registration starts next Tuesday, part of which is in the AHS Library, so this is the week school starts for me. We just got the word that the water will still be shut down next from the construction going on for the 2 new buildings on campus and that will be difficult. It will be great when the buildings are completed and they get to the renovation of the library, but it will be several years before that happens. It's going be an interesting year as we all, students, teachers, staff, parents and community learn to have school with so much disruption and so many budget cuts, but I have to say that we have a wonderful spirit of making sure the students succeed. That's an encouraging atmosphere for us all to work in. Here's to a great new school year!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

No reading? Not exactly - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more This seems like a very strange image for any librarian to post, but today I was inspired to do this by an article in the latest issue of LMC, Library Media Connection (March/April 2009, 27:5). It's entitled "Why We Need to Stop Promoting Reading," by Mindy Miner Holland. We all have "READ" posters and bookmarks. The author asks if these promotions are effective. What really makes kids want to read? She decided to ask her students what would motivate them to read. Guess what they said? More books! Better books! I recommend this article to you for her suggestions for going beyond our READ posters and buttons.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Top 10 Web 2.0

From T.H.E. Journal News Update for 2-4-09

Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners

Gail Lovely is adamant about the nature and potential of Web-based learning tools. "Web 2.0 is about trust," she said at a recent talk. "It's about sharing and collaborating." And, she insisted, it's about putting the power to learn and create in the hands of the students. More

This a great list that includes several tools that we all learned to use while completing School Library Learning 2.0, plus some great new ones. Here's to a great 2.0 new year!