Category Archive: library

May 11

Game On!

The M90z contest is now open!  If you want to read in more about the contest or the reasoning behind me choosing this as the contest, you can do so here or here. Here’s the contest in a nutshell:  To enter, you must submit a picture of any school or public library that you think is …

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May 09

The Contest…Are You In?

I’m not talking about That Contest, I’m talking about the Lenovo M90z Contest that’s starting here on May 11th and wrapping up on May 15th.  Over the past several weeks, many bloggers have been writing about and giving away a Lenovo M90z All-in-One desktop computer as part of a promotional arrangement.  Some of these bloggers …

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Apr 24

Spaces in the Library

Schools and classrooms can be exciting places of learning. Like our homes, we invest a lot of time in our workplaces and we want them to be comfortable. The more we feel comfortable in our space, the more productive it can be. This comfort translates to the students as well. If they are in an …

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Apr 20

The Nooks Are Here

Today, 10 Color Nooks arrived in my school library. I’m extremely excited to get these up and running and to let the kids get their hands on them.  I was very impressed with the person I dealt with from Barnes and Noble.  I spoke with her on the phone around 11:00 am and told her …

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Mar 26

WEMTA Recap

The WEMTA Conference wrapped up this week and it was a rather interesting conference for a couple of reasons.  Earlier this year, I received a phone call gauging my interest in running for a Board position within the organization.  I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to do it or not, but I knew a …

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Jan 25

Oh What a (Bad) Night

Last night, my local School Board, decided by a vote of 4-3, to eliminate all of the elementary school librarians.  The District will be implementing a Spanish language program in the elementary schools and will be using the cost savings from the library positions to help fund the new Spanish teachers. The initial meeting on …

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Jan 16

A Sigh of Relief

A few days after the School Board meeting I wrote about, I was speaking with someone who mentioned that the Director of Curriculum from my district, was in attendance at the meeting.  I didn’t see her there, but the room as packed, including a nearby hallway, where she was standing.  I wondered why she were …

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Jan 16

I Hope it Doesn’t Happen

It’s the middle of January and I haven’t posted anything.  It’s not that I haven’t been thinking, it’s just that I’ve been a little consumed by a proposal my local School District released last week.  They, the District I live in and my kids attend (not where I work), are interested in adding a World …

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Dec 22

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

A couple of days, I had a thought provoking conversation on Twitter that centered around this article.  The basic idea is that we need to ban fiction from the curriculum.  I don’t necessarily agree with the statement, but my mindset is coming from a librarian’s point of view.  Nick Provenzo wrote about this from his …

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Dec 13

More Twitter Favorites – Library Ed.

This week’s Twitter favorites have one thing in common – libraries. Librarianbyday retweeted this from @wsstephens Penny wise & pound foolish: Why cutting libraries is a mistake: http://tinyurl.com/272836v @SVVSDLibraries shared this document decribes how the marriage of school librians and educational technology as best practice. http://fb.me/LNiXcuhk Somers_Library shared this: 2010 State of America’s Libraries: A …

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