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I have been seriously considering this Follett Challenge each year that it has been out, and this year I even have ideas swimming around in my head ready to spill out into a video and an application!  I’ll keep you posted on my progress. A lot of my ideas actually happen next week, so I’m […]

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Last week a teacher asked if I would come to her room and give the overview of our digital library resources that are good for research. I thought this would be a great lesson for our intern, Elizabeth Graham to lead. I shared with her what I had done with this class, a STEM Humanities class […]

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My friend Frank Baker posted this on our SCASL listserv recently and included a link to this article: With the increased popularity of social media have come more bullying, cheating and privacy concerns. Now, some are questioning whether schools — where students learn many lessons in morality — should include social media etiquette as part […]

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So I’m sitting here tonight listening/viewing the Alan November keynote from the SIGMS Breakfast at ISTE.  During this keynote he polled the audience to see how many were familiar with Eli Pariser, his book, and/or the Ted Talks video.  Oh my, only maybe THREE acknowledged awareness of it.  I blogged it May 8, 2011 and […]

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Today a drove over to my neighboring county to speak with their local chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English.  My topic was web evaluation.  Here is my slide deck and links shared in my session.  It was a lot of fun, and it’s amazing what i had in common with this group, […]

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This Tuesday I head over to neighboring Greenville County School District to be a guest speaker for the Greenville County chapter of the NCTE (Nat’l Council of Teachers of English). My title and description go like this: Web Evaluation — It’s not all legit Cathy will lead a discussion on web evaluation and it’s role in research […]

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In July, 2011, the AASL Board approved the Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels. If you haven’t read it, do take some time to do so.  I wrote about it over at the SCASL blog back in September, and our SCASL listserv had a pretty heated debate by those who were defending the labeling […]

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Rant two:  student ID’s. See rant 1 here. (Fictitious letter, all names and locations are anonymous.) Dear School Library Professional Guru, My colleagues and I don’t agree on the requirement of student ID’s to check out books from our high school library.  Can you guide me in how to handle this situation?  I want to […]

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DISCUS – South Carolina’s Virtual Library periodically evaluates the current and evolving needs of the three communities served: K-12, public libraries, and college/university libraries. The process is guided by the DISCUS Program Goals and Vision (pdf) to establish priorities for the selection of online library resources for statewide licensing. DISCUS funding has not been increased. The purpose of the evaluation is […]

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Those of you in South Carolina know the value of DISCUS and probably like me try to do all but cartwheels as we evangelize using it along with any other paid subscription services for online research with our kids.  I have used the downloadable content (logos, powerpoints, brochures and more) from our DISCUS Toolkit, but […]

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