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Dabbling in Data

Recently the librarians in my district were asked to provide our library collection number of holdings and our average collection copyright age from the group working on our district reading plan. I don’t want to assume anything about how that data will be used. As a matter of fact, I’m delighted to know the library […]

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As many schools are slowly but surely moving to 1:1 or close to it, librarians are discovering that their role is changing. Here is a recent question posed in one of my networking circles, and I find that it is a legitimate concern. The person states the needs here: In the next couple of years, my […]

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I’m loving the SCBA Group created in Goodreads. It’s for all grade levels for any year our state’s SC Book Award Program.  Don’t you want to join in the conversation??   SCBA 29 members SC Book Awards Program Books we’ve read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard   Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury […]

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Our latest round of weeding has provided us with plenty of books. Many have been donated or given away to students. My art department has adopted some, but I am most impressed with what an English teacher in my school did with her class. I shared with her over the summer some really cool “blackout” […]

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Tomorrow (October 12, 2015) I spend the day in Rock Hill, SC at Sullivan Middle for the Old English Consortium’s Librarians Staff Development. I was invited to lead a session that I led at SCASL last March. It is worthy of updating here because I have revised some of the presentation as tools and materials have […]

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Hoping some of my friends will join us!   Image: Created by Tiffany Whitehead

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In recognition of Banned Books Week which just around the corner, our #CavaliersRead Book Club is reading a highly volatile book, Ellen Hopkins Crank. I would like to set up a Google Hangout for my group, which meets during first lunch at Dorman from 11:33-12:03 ET, just to connect my teens to teens outside our […]

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This article written by Karen Yi of the Sun Sentinel has been making rounds amongst my PLN.   As many knee jerk and make complaints, my response is what else is new? Testing is just a part of the school atmosphere, and like it or not, we have no control over that. We can hope that […]

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Okay, so we’ve been common “crafted.” Wow, a Library Common Craft Video. I can’t decide if I’m happy or sad that it has come to this–needing a video from Common Craft to explain what we do. And in a school setting, it is even much more complex.  But yay, at least libraries are getting represented! […]

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Day Two began with a session from none other than Super Hero Library Girl Jennifer Lagarde. Plenty of SCASL attendees had already enjoyed her preconference session the day before, and the room was filled with our Librarians wanting so much more. Her session “MacGuyver Librarianship” certainly left us all wanting more.  It was a test […]

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