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On behalf of the over 50 authors who contributed to School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come, we are delighted to announce that our crowdsourced eBook is now available for free…


Posted on October 22, 2011 at 11:38pm

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Posted on March 19, 2008 at 10:26pm

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At 6:22am on February 3, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Buffy, 

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 11:24am on December 16, 2009, Leslie Maniotes said…
Hi Buffy! Thanks for the friend request! Looking forward to more conversations with you.
At 5:20am on December 9, 2009, Debbie Abilock said…
Hi Buffy,
I'm looking for a school librarian who is using Facebook successfully with students...any ideas?
At 9:15pm on November 22, 2009, Mary Marotta said…
Buffy, I attended your online session on widgets. I think you mentioned you used with SharePoint. Is you SP site open? I also use and have some widgets setup but wanted to look at another site. We are still with SP services 2.0 and I am hoping to update soon...
At 5:56pm on August 29, 2009, Erica Lodish said…
Thanks for your reply! I really like the look of TLC but not the price tag. So I am struggling wanting all the bells and whistles. However Desiny looks like my runner up. If you hear of any comparisons let me know.

Thanks Again,
At 9:00pm on August 27, 2009, Erica Lodish said…
Hi Buffy,
I have been following your blog and I love it.
I am currently working on a new library media center for a boy's high school. I noticed that you use Destiny as your automated catalog. Did you look at Alexandria or TLC? If so how do you think they compare?

At 12:11am on May 28, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Buffy,
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 6:39pm on March 20, 2008, Buffy Hamilton said…
Thank you for your kind words! It is such an exciting time to be a librarian...I so love what I do!

We are completely blocked from Ning at work even with our teacher profiles. :-( I hope that will change wasn't blocked at first, and then suddenly, it was. Arrrgh!

Is Bud in your school district?

I'm sorry I did not get to watch the Sock Puppet Poetry Slam live today b/c we had a class come to the library at the last minute (had to grab that teachable moment!), but I *LOVE* the idea! You are so inspiring!!!!

How many students are in your school? Does Colorado require a certified media specialist in each school? Thankfully, they do here in Georgia, but it makes me nervous to see other states cutting budgets and slashing library staff!

Thank you for inspiring me! :-)
At 12:08am on March 20, 2008, guybrarian said…
No worries about the questions. I've enjoyed reading your posts and ideas too. Nice work!

My district blocks Nings except on the teachers profiles (so if I log into a student machine I can't get it)
um, I know I took pictures of the AP Bio pill bug girls, and think I wrote in another Ning about it. (I'll look for it)
Bud talked about me presenting live to our district librarians. Sorry, no video.
However- I'm thinking about doing a video post of our Sock Puppet poetry slam Thursday. I'll keep you posted.

Keep asking questions!
At 9:49pm on March 19, 2008, Buffy Hamilton said…
Nice to meet you, too! I hear Colorado is beautiful! I'm a native Georgian...interesting because native Georgians are now the minority in our state's overall population! Our state's population has increased dramatically in the last 10 years. I can't wait to read about Grab N' Gab on your blog later tonight or in the morning! Thank you for sharing! I also loved you post about the Spanish teacher using Voki---I will share this idea with our FL teachers. :-)

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