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Well my Carolina Gamecocks lost yesterday in their bid to be the 2010 SEC Champions, but during my ride home from Atlanta, Diane Cordell emailed me to let me know that I was nominated again for the annual Edublog Awards.  This is my fourth year in a row being nominated.  I am surprised and delighted […]

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The South Carolina Association of School Librarians has been having an at times heated debate over a reminder posted on our archaic listserv about the cutting of librarians from schools all over the United States (and even wider).  Since I am so wordy, I decided to use my blog for a response–my “professional thoughts” so […]

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Okay so it is hard to process all that took place at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit from this weekend.  It may take a series of days before this actually gets posted.  I arrived Thursday afternoon, and promptly went to eat a late lunch/early supper right across the street at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Rib […]

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Recently I received a request first via Twitter to participate in a professional development session for some librarians in Cincinnati, OH. My task is to answer a few questions, and leave myself open for a Q & A session afterwards, and that it shouldn’t take more than a half hour! Little did I realize until […]

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Recent developments, the Teacher Librarian Cafe Elluminate last night, and yes, the AASL name change have my emotions so stirred I cannot think straight.  Even at supper tonight my husband and I debated on who was being harder hit, the media specialists with the discovery that our President and congress see little value in our […]

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Recently there has been a  RASH of educators nay-saying the power of connected learning through 2.0 tools.  (And actually suddenly it seems uncool to say 2.0 anything or even 21st Century anything else.)  So I ran across this today over at Lee Kolbert’s blog (A GeekyMomma’s Blog) and thought wow, the slideshare inserted in the […]

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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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I sit here tonight checking my to do list and my luggage check list.  I leave tomorrow for Fort Lauderdale for the 2008 School Library Journal Leadership Summit.  You know I asked some of my state folks some time back when I first saw the posting of the summit’s dates who would go and represent […]

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This Tuesday there is a LIVE presentation given by Joyce Valenza among others on a long and extensive attempt to make copyright less confusing for educators.  Have you heard of it? The presentation will be broadcast live via streaming video, and if you can participate in a UStream chat OR a “Cover-it-Live” chat, you can […]

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Wow we have so many choices or professional development this week, I feel like my head is SPINNING. David Loertscher David Loertscher will be in Second Life  Tuesday at 8PM.  Read about it here! Not comfy with Second Life? Me either, but I will be there as Bentley Noel, trying desperately to appear normal and […]

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