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Say it with me people: school libraries are not just about checking out books and accessing databases.
Libraries: Invest in your staff, your people-- they are the greatest resource you have in elevating your service to the community.
Librarianship: less "look at us!", less drinking of the Kool-Aid. More evidence based practice, more discernment. PLEASE.
It has been an eventful on many fronts...but happy to report my pathology report is back on my nailbed..NO MELANOMA!
For those who have lost a mother and those who will "The Unmothered." http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/05/the-unmothered.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter … Thank you @robinhosemann
It really doesn't matter what the rest of the world thinks of your library. What about your community? And not just the affluent...
Advances in Citation Management Technologies: How Do They Shape Inquiry and Literacies? | The Unquiet Librarian http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/advances-in-citation-management-technologies-how-do-they-shape-inquiry-and-literacies/ …
As a school librarian, I am beyond troubled by so much in this article: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/66919-philly-starts-handing-out-library-cards-to-students-who-didnt-request-them?linktype=dst_share …
If you liked today's post on mindmapping https://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/mindmapping-our-presearch-notes-seeing-patterns-and-gaps/ … ,you might also like this post from last semester https://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/pre-search-and-mindmapping-to-narrow-a-topic-focus/ ….
Student to me: "I wish every website had an EasyBib export button!"
America's 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/01/library-photos_n_5545321.html?utm_hp_ref=books …
I am thankful for my 90 year old neighbor Mrs. Jo who somehow knew I needed a pick me up phone call this evening.
Enjoyed a few giggles as we laughed and sang a few lines of the Sonny and Cher classic, a song I would not expect from her, lol.
MakerBot Comes To Select Home Depot Stores http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/14/makerbot-comes-to-select-home-depot-stores/?ncid=twittersocialshare … via @techcrunch
The last time I checked, literacy is more than just reading. I continue to be baffled by summer library programs fixated on just reading.
And to be mindful that practices that empower some will have the very opposite effect on others. 2/2
Librarian and teacher who loves learning, critical literacy, stories, music, dogs, poetry, participatory learning; 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker.
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