May is here and that means most students (and many teachers too) are looking forward to summer break. Our last day of the regular school year is May 31. I love that we are out before June arrives (well, not me, as I have ten more days to go beyond teacher workdays.) Earning our paycheck…and [...]
Category Archive for 'Library'
Our library book tournament has made it to the last round of our Library March Madness, with the finalist competing for DHS Library Book of the Year at Dorman High School. Vying for that title are two books in a single series, respectively book 1 and book 2. Hunger Games, seeded at #6 matches up against Catching Fire, the #1 seed [...]
Today live from Seattle, WA where the American Library Association‘s Midwinter conference was coming to a close today, a live webcast of the ALA Youth Media Awards was broadcast for anyone who wanted to tune in. EXCITING! This was the part of the conference that announces all the annual youth book awards (and assorted other [...]
I really want principals and administrators to see this. Some teachers and even librarians need it too–as a reminder or as inspiration. It would be awesome if SCASL could make one of these too.
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 [...]
Our USC School of Library and Information Science school library intern Lori Willis-Richards created this awesome book display in our Dorman library during November. We are going to sponsor a contest in which our students must guess the books. http://www.flickr.com//photos/c_nelson/sets/72157632042431512/show/ Want a taste? I don’t have all the pics, and we know we need to fix one, but [...]
Last year I convinced one of our art teachers to take on a sculpting project using weeded books. We were all (library staff, administrators, art department and students) very pleased with the outcome of those weeded book art sculptures. I didn’t even have to ask this year. The art teacher let me know right away [...]
When Mrs. Nelson asked if I wanted to write a blog post for her blog Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts I was a little unsure. I mean the title of her blog is Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts and I was not sure I actually had anything to say worthy of being labeled a “professional thought.” However, I started [...]
I follow several blogs, nings, Twitter chats, and more for school librarian issues. This is just one of the ways I keep a pulse on best practice and opportunities or ideas to implement in my own practice. Generally it is effective and I highly recommend this. Today I found a gem to share from the [...]
This time of the year, many of us are preparing for a parent night of some kind at our schools. This actual question was crowd-sourced recently on our list serv, and I chimed in (with what else? Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts!!) But I do think some of the responses were worthy of blogging. So here [...]