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Thank you Jennifer LaGarde for creating and sharing this!! Original graphic by @jenniferlagarde. Infolinks courtesy of @scsdmedia, @dsmacdonald, @dmcordell, @jane_librarian, @NikkiDRobertson featuring School Library Media Programs from coast to coast! Infolinks created with http://thinglink.com If you cannot see it in full here, visit here.

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Okay I am on this panel, and I have promised to help promote. It also falls into the category of “Shameless Self Promotion.” So I shamelessly copied Doug Johnson’s original post to share via my blog. Forgive me Doug!!  You said it so well, how could I improve on it? Yeah, the answer was to […]

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It is with utter shock that I have read this article about Los Angeles teacher librarians essentially being put on trial to prove they are qualified as teachers. The byline from the article reads: If state education cuts are drastic, the librarians’ only chance of keeping a paycheck is to prove they’re qualified to be […]

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This hit my PLN recently, and I must confess it excited me too.  My initial thought was wow–something to show the uninformed!  I also celebrated that its creator is from Winthrop University (and I am a 1986 alumni), and really close to my hometown here in the great state of South Carolina Darren Draper challenged […]

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I did my Snapshot Day last Thursday, April 7th, 2011.  I wanted to share some of the comments, quotes, and anecdotes we were taken from our student survey.  I’m also including two quotes from faculty and staff: “I love the way we work together and that you can help my kids accomplish the task at […]

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Spring Break Reading

Since my husband and I have spring break on different weeks, I brought home some reading to do. I really thought I’d get to do a little gardening in the flower beds and then sun myself each lazy afternoon, but our southeastern weather seems want to cleanse itself of pollen, so mother nature in cahoots […]

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Who’s the birthday girl??

Happy birthday friend!! In my wildest imagination never did I ever think we would be face to face friends, yet here we are.  Joyce Valenza, you have inspired me so many times and continue to raise the bar on school librarianship!  I wish you the happiest of birthdays this Monday, March 28, 2011.    Thanks […]

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SCASL 2011 is here!!

The SCASL Conference began today in Columbia, SC. I missed the preconference sessions and opening reception.  I feel bad, as I could have driven down right after school today at least for the reception. But the weather was pretty bad and would have called for quite a drive in nasty rain, and I an still […]

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Very fitting!

Yes, I have to credit this post and image to Bill Ferriter, but indeed it is fitting after my last blog post titled “Turn around and face the front of the room.” I repost my parting comment here below: The front of the room should be dictated by the learning that is happening, and not […]

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An Open Letter to Mrs. Munroe

Dear Mrs. Munroe, Just some words of advice about being an edublogger: Observe the Golden Rule.  We all learned that in kindergarten, and no amount of college training or practical classroom experience doesn’t reinforce the concept. As I’ve learned from my friend and mentor Doug Johnson, praise locally, complain globally, and do it carefully and […]

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