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McKenna: Volunteers good, librarian better

MARY ELLEN MCKENNA,

Northborough

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 — No Comments

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2009 Results

Hello everyone,



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 — No Comments

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (volume 4, no. 2, 2009)

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 — No Comments

23 Essential Elements of Sharable Blog Posts

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

http://www.chrisbrogan.com/23-essential-elements-of-sharable-blog-posts/

Added by Richard Beaudry on June 9, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Cuts don't reflect words

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 — 1 Comment

School district criticized for reassigning librarians

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
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_king/bel/news/45412547.html

Added by Richard Beaudry on May 20, 2009 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

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 — No Comments

Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians)

Article in Information Today, Inc. - Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians)
by Sarah Milstein
http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/may09/Milstein.shtml

Added by Richard Beaudry on May 5, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS)

Hello everyone,



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



http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/informationliteracy/



An added source of information that is useful is Sharing Practice



1.… Continue

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 26, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

The U.N.'s World Digital Library

Hello everyone,

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
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1892916,00.html

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 24, 2009 at 1:17am — No Comments

Nancy!

Hello everyone,

Tame the Web Blog suggested that we read the Nancy comic from April 19th. I agree that is is worth reading.

Enjoy: http://comics.com/nancy/2009-04-19/

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 24, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Library of Congress channel on YouTube

Hello everyone,

The Library of Congress has its own channel on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress

They offer an array of media for use in schools and school libraries.

Richard

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 7, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Library hirings slow

From the Daily Iowan comes the following article.

Library hirings slow
BY MEGAN DIAL | APRIL 07, 2009 7:30 AM
http://www.dailyiowan.com/2009/04/07/Metro/10911.html

While the headline seems rather negative, the article is upbeat for the long term possibilities of new librarians.

Richard

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 7, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

What’s our role as educators in copyright usage in schools?

From the Edging Ahead blog comes the following article:

April 7, 2009
Course Reflection - the logical conclusion?
Robert J. Rubis

http://edgingahead.edublogs.org/


An essay on copyright issues in an age of globalized cheating.


Richard

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 7, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

National Library Week - April 12 - 18 2009

Hello everyone,

The ALA is celebrating National Library Week April 12 - 18 2009. For more information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/pio/natlibraryweek/nlw.cfm


Richard

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 6, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Horizon Report on 2009 K-12 Education

Hello everyone,

This report identifies and describes emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on K-12 education.

http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf

Richard

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 6, 2009 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Spring in Literature

Hello everyone,

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:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/quiz/2009/apr/02/spring-literature-quiz


Richard

Richard Beaudry
Librarian
Langley Secondary

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Darian Statements on the Library and Librarians

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 — No Comments

The World Digital Library will launch on April 21, 2009

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 — No Comments

New Legislation to Revise National Security Letters

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

http://lisnews.org/new_legislation_revise_national_security_letters

Added by Richard Beaudry on April 2, 2009 at 12:35am — No Comments

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