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The South Carolina Association of School Librarians is accepting proposals NOW for the 2015 Annual Conference. It already sounds EXCITING!! Just get a look at the save the date card that came in the mail. Are you dismissing it? Do you avoid conference because it’s the same old stuff each year? Well STEP into your […]

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School has resumed, and quite frankly I’ve been a BUSY GIRL!!  I’ve had many personal life changes, and throw in the mix an addition to my professional responsibilities, and that makes for a little chaos in my life right now.  Finally though things are beginning to settle down. I’m going to use this space to […]

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Today my colibrarian and I lead a staff development each block for any interested teachers. We have been doing this since October, and we call the opportunities “One Tool at a Time.” Yes, I swiped borrowed the name from the ISTE SIGMS webinar series called “One Tool at a Time.”  When I send out emails […]

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This post was born of an idea I am tossing to my admin.  No rest for the weary. Educators everywhere in the south are preparing for the return to school, and generally that means a little professional development.  Too bad one size does not fit all in this case most of the time.  So I am pitching an idea […]

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Creating a Community of Technology Learners in Your School or District January 3 – 8pm EST Guests: Lisa Perez, Laurie Conzemius, Shelee King George of ISTE – SIGMS Host: Brenda Anderson, Andrea Christman, Jenifer Gossman Webinar Wikipage -Resources & more! Learn Central Page Participant Link The ISTE SIGMS leadership team will present a medley of […]

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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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K12 Online 10 Flyer

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From Zen to KMN to Interact

Yesterday I had the honor of giving a keynote presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Association’s final day of their annual conference.  What a joyful experience.  When I was asked I did not know for sure how I would approach it.  I pondered my current status as a media specialist school librarian and where my […]

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Southern belles take Minnesota

This weekend (well actually Thursday through Saturday) I attended the Minnesota Educational Media Association’s annual conference, and was slated for a Saturday morning keynote.  The best part of this surprise invitation is that my Saturday keynote would follow the true Georgian Peach, Buffy Hamilton, who opened the conference Friday with a keynote.  That’s right, two […]

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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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