So Saturday morning at 8:00 AM, my AASL committee culminated its year of work with the announcement of the 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. I have friends tell me all the time they are so tired of conference sessions focused on lists of sites or apps, but I hate to admit I genuinely like them! Each time I attend [...]
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In July, 2011, the AASL Board approved the Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels. If you haven’t read it, do take some time to do so. I wrote about it over at the SCASL blog back in September, and our SCASL listserv had a pretty heated debate by those who were defending the labeling [...]
The American Association of School Librarians released its 2011 list of the 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning recently. This list provides several topical areas, topics naturally aligned to the AASL standards, as well as a brief description of the tools themselves along with links. While the list is targeted at school librarians, the list is most certainly [...]
I was surprised at the news coming out at the ALA Midwinter Conference that our title was changing back to school librarian. The change has garnered some attention here, here, and here, and even wider. I should say though that my surprise was not by the title change, as much as by the manner in [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Jan 18th, 2010
First let me say no, I’ve never been to ALA Midwinter, and GASP, not even ALA Annual. But I am a standing member, and now that I use tools to stay connected, I can follow events at these conferences when they are offered. So this post is strictly from the view of an outsider looking [...]
I’ve blogged this before, and I am blogging it again today. There is in the midst of the candidates for ALA president elect a candidate I want to see WIN! Yes, this is MY ringing endorsement for Sara Kelly Johns as president-elect of the American Library Association. REPRESENT, SARA!!! Far too often I’ve felt leaders [...]
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Wow it is really hard to believe that summer is slipping away. I’ll begin work in my new digs the first Monday in August. I decided to clean out my calendar of dates related to my last job (one I will fondly miss!!) as I prepare to be new yet again. Sigh. What’s difficult is [...]
Earlier today (12:30-1:30PM) a group of us presented a Library Web 2.0 Smackdown. We were given five minutes to share a couple of tools, and then hand off to one of our neighbors for the session to continue. This was a first for many of us, and I must say it was successful. Here is [...]