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So You’ve Decided to Blog!

Dear friend and now new blogger, So you’ve decided to blog.  Congratulations!  I have to say I find the experience quite rewarding!  It’s just a great place to be reflective, entertain, to wonder, rant, express joy–to all around show your passion to the world. You’ve asked for some constructive criticism so I’ll do my best. […]

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Thanks Salem Press

Read about all the winners here.

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Today I have placed a new widget on my sidebar at the request of Andy Woodworth, a fellow Geektribe member.  He feels (and I agree) that far too few librarians report book challenges. At times I wonder if this same group even realizes there is a division of ALA devoted to preserving that freedom to […]

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In Good Company!

Happy to say I’m in some very good company here with MANY friends. I’m honored to be there with my friends, especially SC friend and SCASL Board member Tamara Cox, author of the Eliterate Librarian!!  Thanks for alerting me via Twitter Tamara!  And thanksalso to  TeacherCertifiactionDegrees.com for selecting my blog in the top fifty blogs for […]

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That’s right people–it’s that time of year when the edubloggers clamor for the nominees and essentially campaign for their favorites to win. I missed the cut this year, not making any list as I have in the past.  That’s okay, as my blogging just was not what it has been in the past.  I blame Twitter and […]

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Most evenings I sift through my too full reader, often times choosing entire folders to “mark as read.”  Ten days or so ago while I was in Minneapolis, MN for AASL11, I found myself nightly just immediately going up there and without a second thought clearing it out to 0.  I just didn’t have time to read […]

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I just want to thank those in my reader for helping me make grand plans!! I’ve been really focusing on some Teen Read Week plans already (yeah, its not until October!) but I like to start the brainstorming early.  I think some of the motivation has come from book trailers being shared in my reader […]

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I did this last year, and I’m going to try it again this year.  As winners are announced, I’m going to post them here, and then push this post live ASAP.  To prepare, I pasted all the nominees.  Then as they are announced, all I have to do is mark them (winner, runner-up, etc.) and […]

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Yes it’s that time of year where I begin thinking my reader has lost its luster. photo © 2009 Nick DeNardis | more info (via: Wylio)I greedily read through my favorites and guilt free choose “mark all as read” for the rest.  Shame on me, but it’s true.  But now I’m clearing the reader of […]

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Well my Carolina Gamecocks lost yesterday in their bid to be the 2010 SEC Champions, but during my ride home from Atlanta, Diane Cordell emailed me to let me know that I was nominated again for the annual Edublog Awards.  This is my fourth year in a row being nominated.  I am surprised and delighted […]

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