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I am excited to blog today about the new South Carolina Association of School Librarians website. I am on the Information Technology Committee, and some of our focus has been on getting our website renovated.  We hired a SCASL Webmaster, Mike Heath, and I kid you not when I say this is significantly more (and […]

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I can’t stop thinking about a blog post I read yesterday. The opening line of We all run into them now and again….  Techno-resistant librarians. I used to think such an attitude would cost them their jobs.  No more. Now I think those retro-librarians might cost ALL of us our jobs. (Jacquie Henry, LMS, Cirillo […]

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photo © 2009 Ryan Stanton | more info (via: Wylio) “Turn around and face the front of the room.” How many times has that been heard in a typical classroom? Tonight I shared a link in my Facebook network  from my reader. Lisa Neilson of The Innovative Educator blogged about Interactive White Boards (IWB) and […]

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photo © 2009 Franco Bouly | more info (via: Wylio)Here is an exchange in Facebook that I engaged in tonight.  Please excuse the letters used in place of names as I want to protect the identities of those in the exchange. I did send my friend the current login and password in a private email […]

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photo © 2008 Scott McLeod | more info (via: Wylio)As I reflect over the past year, I remember the knee-jerk reactions that I among many have had over the lack of respect for my profession as a school librarian.  The average non-library users lauds that the internet serves all their information needs and now ebooks […]

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Shared in my network today! How timely considering yesterday’s post! Dave is my hero! His commentary regarding this clip copied from his blog – The folks at the Next conference put up a nice short(ish) excerpt of my talk on the Librarian Militant, Librarians Triumphant talk. It’s the last 12 minute conclusion:

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Okay I saw it first here on Dangersously Irrelevant: “Video – What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? Here’s a new video from Heidi Clark and Anita Bramhoff, two Canadian teachers who made the film as part of some work at the University of British Columbia. Happy viewing!” Then I saw […]

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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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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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