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This post was born of an idea I am tossing to my admin.  No rest for the weary. Educators everywhere in the south are preparing for the return to school, and generally that means a little professional development.  Too bad one size does not fit all in this case most of the time.  So I am pitching an idea […]

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Copied and shared from Buffy Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian‘s original post over at her blog: “School Libraries: What Next?” Ebook Project 12JUL We are delighted to accept submissions for a collection of crowdsourced short essays on the future of school libraries from multiple perspectives, to bepublished in e-book format to coincide with Treasure Mountain and AASL in October 2011. We believe […]

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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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Wow June is here and I am absolutely SWAMPED!!  What is on my agenda? My to do list is crazy– This week!! May Monthly Library Report (90% done) and Annual Report (60%) done.  My goal is to turn in May’s this week, and submit the Annual Report next week. June 6-8, 2011:  A district staff […]

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I am excited to blog today about the new South Carolina Association of School Librarians website. I am on the Information Technology Committee, and some of our focus has been on getting our website renovated.  We hired a SCASL Webmaster, Mike Heath, and I kid you not when I say this is significantly more (and […]

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Our annual conference is finished once again, and I’m trying to process. It will take me days to really think through everything. There was quite a bit of buzz about school budget cuts, LMS jobs being endangered, and many many friends not present.  I am pleased to report that at our final event, the SCASL […]

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next SCASL Webinar will be Thursday, February 3rd from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. We will continue our discussion of eReaders and eBooks by talking about how they are being implemented in our schools and library programs. Our guest speakers for the event are: – Tamara Cox, librarian at Palmetto Middle School […]

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photo © 2006 Tod Baker | more info (via: Wylio)There is another webinar playground  for Opal (the webinar service SCASL is providing) tonight at 7PM. There was one Monday afternoon this week at 4:00PM that was attended by very few–me included.  I could not get in because I use a Mac computer.  But my friend […]

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The South Carolina Association of School Librarians has been having an at times heated debate over a reminder posted on our archaic listserv about the cutting of librarians from schools all over the United States (and even wider).  Since I am so wordy, I decided to use my blog for a response–my “professional thoughts” so […]

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I was surprised at the news coming out at the ALA Midwinter Conference that our title was changing back to school librarian. The change has garnered some attention here, here, and here,  and even wider.  I should say though that my surprise was not by the title change, as much as by the manner in […]

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