MARY ELLEN MCKENNA,
Daily News Tribune - September 24th
The Daily News Tribune, from Needham, Massachusetts has posted an article from a mother who writes a response to another article posted September 18th ("Check this out: Volunteers help keep elementary school libraries open in Ashland.").
While she admits that she would probably do the same thing she does recognize the importance of having school librarians.
"I applaud the commitment… Continue
Added by Richard Beaudry on September 24, 2009 at 5:19pm —
With summer upon us, I offer you some light but interesting reading.
From the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest website:
An international literary parody contest, the competition honors the memory (if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is childishly simple: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. Although best known for "The Last Days of… Continue
Added by Richard Beaudry on July 15, 2009 at 7:21pm —
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (from the University of Alberta Learning Services) has published another issue.
This issue features "school libraries and their connection to evidence based practice."
The articles are:
1. Weaving Evidence, Reflection, and Action into the Fabric of School Librarianship
2. Creation of a Research Community in a K-12 School System Using Action Research and Evidence Based Practice
3. School Library Media… Continue
Added by Richard Beaudry on June 30, 2009 at 6:12pm —
I have posted information from Chris Brogan Blog "CB - Community and Social Media" before.
Yesterday, he added a post that is useful for anyone who has his/her own blog and post regularly.
23 Essential Elements of Sharable Blog Posts
Added by Richard Beaudry on June 9, 2009 at 8:30pm —
We just had a provincial election in BC and, one of the issues that was front and centre, was funding cuts to school districts. While cutbacks in my own district were not as drastic as in Bellevue, Washington, they are serious for our school libraries. Starting next fall, there will be no full time teacher librarians in any of the elementary or middle schools in the district and we are losing our district librarian. I wrote a letter to the editor of a local paper in response to a statement of… Continue
Added by Richard Beaudry on May 20, 2009 at 2:33pm —
This article resonates home with me. This is a process that we have often seen in school districts across Canada. Bellevue District is a suburb of Seattle, Washington. It is regrettable that such drastic cuts are finding there way in Washington State.
School district criticized for reassigning librarians
By LINDSAY LARIN
Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer
May 19 2009, 11:14 AM
Added by Richard Beaudry on May 20, 2009 at 2:17pm —
For those us doing research comes the following source:
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is up to version 75 - Posted May 12th, 2009.
From the website: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990… Continue
Added by Richard Beaudry on May 20, 2009 at 2:04pm —
Article in Information Today, Inc. - Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians)
by Sarah Milstein
Added by Richard Beaudry on May 5, 2009 at 8:08pm —
Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) has a great website for teaching Information Literacy skills.
Information Literacy: Learn how to identify, locate, evaluate, organise and effectively use information
1. About Information Literacy
2. Ages 9-11
3. Ages 12-14
4. Ages 14-18
An added source of information that is useful is Sharing Practice
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 26, 2009 at 12:00am —
I am posting an article from Time online about the World Digital Library.
The U.N.'s World Digital Library
By FRANCES ROMERO Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 24, 2009 at 1:17am —
Tame the Web Blog suggested that we read the Nancy comic from April 19th. I agree that is is worth reading.
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 24, 2009 at 1:00am —
The Library of Congress has its own channel on Youtube.
They offer an array of media for use in schools and school libraries.
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 7, 2009 at 4:59pm —
From the Daily Iowan comes the following article.
Library hirings slow
BY MEGAN DIAL | APRIL 07, 2009 7:30 AM
While the headline seems rather negative, the article is upbeat for the long term possibilities of new librarians.
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 7, 2009 at 1:23pm —
From the Edging Ahead blog comes the following article:
April 7, 2009
Course Reflection - the logical conclusion?
Robert J. Rubis
An essay on copyright issues in an age of globalized cheating.
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 7, 2009 at 12:42pm —
The ALA is celebrating National Library Week April 12 - 18 2009. For more information see:
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 6, 2009 at 1:53pm —
This report identifies and describes emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on K-12 education.
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 6, 2009 at 1:48pm —
Every so often, The Guardian newspaper in England post an online literary quiz for its readers. The latest was posted yesterday. For those wishing a challenge, here is the link:
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm —
One of my favorite blogs to read is Librarians Matter
by Australian librarian Kathryn Greenhill. Recently, she worked with fellow librarians John Blyberg and Cindi Trainor on writing a statement on the future of libraries. The end result is the Darian Statements on the Library and Librarians
The document is posted on John Blyberg's blog Blyberg.net
- A library Geek… Continue
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 3, 2009 at 2:26pm —
UNESCO, Library of Congress and partners launch World Digital Library
From the Unesco Website:
UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will launch the World Digital Library, a web site that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world, at UNESCO Headquarters on 21 April. The site will include manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and prints and photographs. It will provide unrestricted public access, free of charge, to… Continue
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 2, 2009 at 11:50pm —
From the blog LIS News comes the following article. It would seem that this will be beneficial to librarians.
New Legislation to Revise National Security Letters
April 1, 2009 - 10:09pm — AndyW
Added by Richard Beaudry on April 2, 2009 at 12:35am —