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April 2009 Blog Posts (20)

How Do You Get Those Books Back~!~???

I need help writing a new newsletter request to parents for end of the year help getting Media books back...i'm tapped out of ideas and don't like my old newsletter messages.. what do you say?



also, along those same lines last year, i also go this from a Media Specialist friend of mine about end of year getting books back:



"Hey Gwyneth. I was wondering how you handled getting overdue books back at the end of the year. Any ideas for rewards/incentives?… Continue

Added by gwyneth jones on April 27, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A reminder about work for 4/30/09

Work for this week:
One article review? (all 4 are due on or before 6/18)
2 Blog Posts – forward me the link
Monitor “ning” – network with all class members (options: Enhance your Page? Start your own Blog?)
“First Steps” Narrative

Also, 7 of you have joined ning -- I'm waiting for 3 more!

See you on Thursday.

Added by Marianne Hunter on April 27, 2009 at 11:16am — 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

Spring 2009 LIBM 602

It's Sunday night, and I wanted to send out a couple of reminders to those who have joined so far (and those who will, I hope, be joining us very soon).



First, if you haven't already done so, when you send in your WLMA membership form, please write on it that you are one of my students. I have sent the class roster to the WLMA Membership Chair, Pat McKinley, and she will be looking for you.



Second, be sure to subscribe to a school library or learning technologies blog… Continue

Added by Marianne Hunter on April 19, 2009 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Have your voice heard on Earth Day 2009!



Earthcast is a 24 hour broadcast held on April 22, 2009. It begins on April 22, 2009 at 00:00:00 GMT, which is 8:00pm Tuesday in my time zone, and runs until 23:00:00GMT or 7:00pm Wednesday where I live. All the live action can be heard by navigating to http://earthbridges.net/live

and more information about the Earthcast is available at… Continue

Added by Durff on April 18, 2009 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Querious Queries --Participation needed in short poll each week until June 1st

Pullman High School Library has been awarded a $4,000.00 grant from the Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Library Division, funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LTSA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).



"Querious Queries" is the title of the project developed for the grant. Our Current World Problems (CWP) students are generating a "Querious Querie" to be posted each week via our school's website and our local library's… Continue

Added by Julie Udy on April 13, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Library of Congress channel on YouTube

Hello everyone,

The Library of Congress has its own channel on Youtube.

https://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

Information Forensics: Overview of Website Evaluation Resources from 21cif.com

Join us at NECC 2009: TP430 Power Searching: Information Fluency at Your Fingertips

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:30pm–3:30pm




Information Fluency… Continue

Added by Dennis O'Connor on April 5, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

The Soloist by Steve Lopez

This book was so very interesting, so very painful, so very revealing, and gave real insight to the effect of paranoid schizophrenics who live on the streets. Steve Lopez's quick stop one day to listen to an African American homeless man playing violin in a tunnel reverberating with speeding cars, and the sounds of Skid Row, proves to be fortuitous for both men. Lopez's efforts to get this Juilliard trained musician into "safe" housing was met at every turn with Ayer's obstinate will to be… Continue

Added by bj neary on April 4, 2009 at 7:28pm — 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

Libraries in Bangkok - yes we do have them!

About three months ago I started a small campaign to increase the profile of libraries in Bangkok, mostly via the website http://bangkoklibrary.com. As a teacher of English as a foreign language, I was keen to find out as much as possible about libraries in Bangkok, to develop good reading habits in my students and to find resources for expats and people like me living in Thailand. There are some really great libraries here - many of which are packed… Continue

Added by Brian on April 2, 2009 at 1:08am — 2 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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