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May 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Library Tech Geek Tribe

Tribe: A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups

who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent... A group of people sharing an occupation, interest or habit.





Due to copyright issues (about which librarians are VERY serious), we were… Continue

Added by Diane Cordell on May 25, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Once Was Lost - Book Review

Samara Taylor is the fifteen year old daughter of a pastor workaholic and a mother who has been drinking so much, that she has landed herself into New Beginnings Recovery Center; her father wants to “officially tell” the congregation when he feels it is right, which is never. Sam is at a point in her life that she is questioning everything; the air conditioning is broken in their house, her ceiling fan is not working, it is the middle of a heat wave, the outside of the house looks like a… Continue

Added by bj neary on May 21, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Tweet and Blog for Ed Tech May 12!

Join the Campaign! Tweet and Blog for Ed Tech May 12!



Funding for classroom technology is in jeopardy! We're calling on educators across the US to tweet and blog for education technology funding on Wednesday, May 12.



President Obama's budget for FY11 provides…
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Added by gwyneth jones on May 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Reading is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ Your Library

Hi all:

The Black Caucus (BCALA) will launch an intergenerational literacy project, entitled Reading is Grand! Celebrating Grand Families @ Your Library, targeted at grandparents raising their grandchildren at a branch library within the Chicago Public Library system.

Whitney Young Branch

Chicago Public Library

7901 S. King Dr.

Chicago, IL 60619 …

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Added by Tamela Chambers on May 10, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Core Standards

Discovered new "Core Standards" proposed for all states in the US. It is useful to see how Research and Information Literacy are built right in, and also how they are articulated across grade levels.

"Research to Build Knowledge" strands are included in the Writing standards, e.g. Writing standard #8 for Gr. 6-12, "Gather relevant information from multiple print and…

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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

GoogleLitTrips -- WebQuests using Google Earth

Today I discovered a Web site with lots of potential: http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html

It's similar to a Webquest kind of resource using Google Earth combined with teacher-uploaded pictures and reading questions for books read as a class. It's a neat idea worthy of looking at for other projects...I always wondered how to…

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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 3, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

SLMS/NYLA 2010 Conference in Albany: Where to Start?!

Went to NYLA/SLMS 2010 conference in Albany for just one day and I'm all pumped up with ideas and motivation!! Can't sleep.

  1. iTouches in the library.
  2. A Scratch project being the best a student had ever worked on, and how it met AASL disposition…
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Added by Barbara Barthelmes on May 2, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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