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I'm a teacher-librarian in a Gr. 8-12 school. I maintain a blog (The Webfooted Booklady) which I use to discuss technology use in school libraries and YA reading. I also have a wiki at wic.wikispaces[dot]com which I use as a resource for teaching information literacy skills in the research process and web 2.0 tools.

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Playing with Toondo

I just spent the last two days trying to move into the 21st century. We are (and I blush) finally moving to an automated system. The cataloguers are hard at work in my library as I type. It's going to be a steep learning curve and as with all technology there will be glitches but I am excited about the new possibilities that will open up. I spent some time playing with Toondo today and offer my effort below. I think it will be a great tool for introducing kids to things on my library…


Posted on July 6, 2007 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments


Has anyone tried using with a group? I was thinking of setting up an account for our secondary librarians group and having everyone post great sites as they come across them. It would have the advantage of listing sites that are really specific to our local curriculum. Usually we just pass sites to each other using email but this would have the advantage of being a searchable and permanent location.

Posted on June 14, 2007 at 12:01pm — 3 Comments


I've been doing some blogging for about a month now and am exploring how to make students more a part of the library online. Joyce's site has been invaluable. Feeling a bit as if I need a translator by my side, especially when things don't work. Hoping to learn/share lots here.

Posted on April 17, 2007 at 2:45pm

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At 4:14am on January 27, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Lesley,


I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit.

We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!


Mike McQueen
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
Lakewood, CO

At 2:28am on May 28, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Lesley,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
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At 7:45pm on November 11, 2008, Joanie Proske said…
Thanks for the positive comments. This is my first (well second, but definitely the best) foray into the world of social networking. How exciting to receive a response and to have made two friends already!
At 10:50am on October 25, 2007, Jeri Hurd said…
Hi Lesley--
grin--so it too me over a month to find this! I'm SO not into social networking mode..but starting to get back into it. Blogging again, etc. There is REALLY a lot to do here. Average book dates to 1968, no information literacy curriculum in place--or any other document, either (selection policy, challenge procedure, etc.) Bad, but kind of cool because it gives me plenty to do!

Hey, are you interested in being a Beta tester for Yahoo? I did it when they were testing their new search assist stuff, and apparently they have something new in the works. They want more librarians on the "team." here's the link, you'd like to do it. It's pretty fun, doesn't take long, and has some cool prizes, if anything like last time. (I won some amazing bluetooth headphones). Someone else won a GPS, etc.

Here's the link,
At 10:56am on August 3, 2007, Jeri Hurd said…
Hi Lesley--
Got your comment, but couldn't reply through Blogger, sooo..

Isn't that cool?

There's a program called Skitch (Mac only, unfortunately) that I'm beta testing. It allows you to take screen pics or upload photographs, then mark on them in various ways.

If you have a Mac, here's the link to request an invitation.
At 9:03am on July 17, 2007, Jeri Hurd said…
Thanks. You're right, it's really fun. I'm doing a workshop in a couple of weeks and looking forward to introducing it to everyone!
At 2:12pm on June 1, 2007, Tracy Richards said…
A colleague went to the inservice on May 26th and just raved about it. It's a bit funny that things I have been saying all year and he 'blew' off, he found absolutely fantastic at the seminar. Just goes to show that old dogs can learn new tricks.

Well done! :-)
At 11:55pm on May 13, 2007, Lesley Edwards said…
Yes, I'm with the ERAC group.
At 10:37pm on May 13, 2007, Tracy Richards said…
Hi Leslie,

Are you coming with ERAC to the Comox Valley on the 26th? I didn't sign up for it...there were only limited spots available and some newbies at my school snagged them.

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