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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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An Advocacy Tool

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.

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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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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 […]

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