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I’ve been following friends and acquaintances all day at the School Library Journal Summit in Austin, Texas.  I wanted to go so badly. I even asked my friend Rocco Staino about possible funding sources. He and Samantha McManus (Sullivan Middle, Rock Hill) both told me to apply for a  state library travel grant.   Great […]

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I began reading up on the books being challenged this past year for a library display. Here are the books for 2012 that are the most frequently challenged books. I had to laugh at some of them, as of the top ten, seven are a part of our high school library collection. One is even […]

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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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SCASL participants filled the room in the TL Chat’s Back to School kick off tonight. These are the TL’s I saw in the room, and almost ALL of them used SCASL at the beginning of their room name: Tamara Cox Jennifer Tazerouti Monique German Liz Hood Heather Thole Monica Roveri Diana Carr Betsey Long Gaye […]

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Library Displays at work

Last May in the last couple of weeks of school I printed out book covers to display “Required Reading” for our English and STEM classes. I had hoped students seeing the display would be reminded that yes, indeed, our school encourages (and even assigns) summer reading. I ran a book contest too back then, one […]

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This year we are going to experience a BYOD environment in our school. I’m glad for many reasons, one being it’s more and more difficult to monitor a “no devices allowed” policy, as even younger and younger students are packing a device or two in their bags. By device, I mean mobile phone, tablet, iPod, […]

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I ran across this today and thought, wow, this could drive one of my “Bring Your Own Book” (aka BYOB) club meetings that come together monthly at lunch.  I know this example is tailored for elementary, but I think with a little tweaking it certainly could work for any level. Other ways to use this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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TEN!!

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 […]

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