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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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I’ve been playing with Google Chrome now since June.  I must say I like the browser. I was pretty skeptical when it first came out, refusing to get on the band wagon. My favorite part of the Chrome browser experience lies in the sheer amount of desktop real estate!  My url bar is also my […]

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The American Association of School Librarians released its 2011 list of the 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning recently. This list provides several topical areas, topics naturally aligned to the AASL standards, as well as a brief description of the tools themselves along with links. While the list is targeted at school librarians, the list is most certainly […]

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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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Hanging out at G+ to explore!

First impressions: I’ve been playing around in Google Plus for several days.  I don’t know if someone invited me in (I never really saw an invite, but just noticed the day Google Plus was released my Google Toolbar changed.)  I had the “different” toolbar for days before I even realized what it was and why […]

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Thank you Mark Moran for piquing my interest at the Sweet Search Booth in the Exhibit Hall at ISTE.

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Sun(ny) Research

Since the hour was pushed back, we have a new problem fourth block in the library.  Cathedral ceilings that include glass panes provide a beautiful view of Carolina blue skies, but now that sunset is earlier, the bright afternoon sun shining through those high western windows wreaks havoc with the monitors on the eastern side […]

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A long time ago when I first became a school library media specialist, I volunteered to create the school a web presence.  At the time the district was hosting their school websites at the local university (University of South Carolina – Aiken.) My assignment was to create the files, take them on floppy disk to […]

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This week will prove quite challenging for me.  Wednesday through Friday we have our annual South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference in Greenville, SC.  There is much buzz about this conference, but I’m most excited that Doug Johnson is coming for a keynote and a few sessions! I must give kudos to our president-elect, […]

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From Static to Interactive

I sat with a 7th grade teacher yesterday who has suddenly had the realization that her class web page can serve a purpose for more than who she is, what she teaches, and how to contact her.  She has been utilizing the calendar feature posting assignments and quizzes since its inception  back in late September.  […]

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