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Voices in my head

Just got through commenting on a relatively new librarian blogger’s post about adding some blogs to follow. It’s been a while since I have done this, so I thought now would be a good time to let readers know whose voices are shaping my thinking and practice.  I have a folder in my Google Reader for library […]

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A call to arms

Seth Godin poses this question: What should libraries do to become relevant in the digital age? The future of the library Read his post in its entirety, and also read reflective responses from Joyce Valenza, Doug Johnson, Scott Mcleod, and Jenny Luca as you muddle through the implications. Even in our own state we’ve heard […]

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Okay tonight on our SCASL list the query came through about how to give numerical grades to kids that visit the library once a week for a school population the equivalent of around 275 students. WHAT? Sounds like classic data analysis gone to the head of an administrator;  data driven decisions and now a librarian […]

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Spreading Some Christmas Cheer

Dr. Mary Ann Bell Mary Woodard’s post (from her Blog The Top Shelf-just got word today I had the wrong name–ooops so sorry!!) got me to remembering what I loved most about being an elementary librarian in the not too distant past. (And if I had not felt like the glorified babysitter and residential expert […]

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Get Your Head IN the CLOUDS!!

I’ve been hearing more and more about “Cloud Computing.”  I must confess I’ve been there via the Google tools for quite some time.  Our library’s calendar is done using Google Spreadsheet, and there are several people who have editing privileges from school.  We use the Google forms feature to do any number of surveys, from […]

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What’s on the Horizon?

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 […]

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What am I?

It is funny how summer really brings out the reflective me. My husband and I were having breakfast this morning, talking about qualifications for certain jobs in the education field. The conversation steered towards what makes me qualified for a library job. Now he has a different perspective as a school administrator who is significantly […]

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Recently Carolyn Foote was contacted by the School Library Journal Technology Editor about an article they are including in the March 2008 edition.  Here is what they wanted (and Carolyn asked me and Joyce Valenza to chime in.) We’d like to run something about the Educon program in the March issue. Could you give us […]

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What a difference a week makes! Saturday the Edublogger awards were announced, and I was so sure I did not win, I did not even go into Second Life to hear who did, nor did I tap into the many portals made available live (like Edtech Talk, Skype, and others…) You see, as I told […]

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