I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. 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 http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . 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
Thank you very much for inviting mw to join the teacher/librarian network. Hope you wil rember me in sharing information ablout librarianship through this network. Thanks again.
Please feel free to share anything i've done! i'd be terribly flattered! the orig posting was on my library media center blog here along with an iMovie another friend did!
and i'd love to join you in Charlotte tech team for another smackdown! i'm presenting but i'm hopeful not at the same time! :-) thanks! you've been an inspiration to me since AASL Pittsburgh!..cheers!
I really enjoyed the Smackdown at NECC! i was the one who shared the Twilight Blabberize...and because of you i started (yet another) blog!
and coined the phrase WWJD...what would joyce do! [grins] see you at AASL!
Hi Joyce! will you be presenting at NECC this summer? i'm planning on stalking attending your presentations as they are always...exhausting brilliant! i wish i could find the time to do half the cool stuff you do! /gushing
I just joined as a home educator, literacy advocate and children's book author. I have tried to post photos to my profile page 3-4 times but it keeps telling me I can't do so because I'm "not a member." I sure seem like one, though.
My dog is cuter than I , but I went to a great conference given by the Institute For Educational Development . Pam Berger spoke and it would be a great vehicle for you to give a presentation too in New York City again.
Thanks for your continued service to our profession. You're one of our leaders! Thanks also for creating this network. I'd like to ask if you'd share two things with our colleagues for me:
1. Call for Papers: Issue #21 – case studies/best practices of use of technology in instruction which may involve interaction with libraries (both physical and virtual) and librarians
*** Call for Papers ***
Issue #21 – case studies/best practices of use of technology in instruction which may involve interaction with libraries (both physical and virtual) and librarians
Publish your research papers, position papers, or practice abstracts, and book reviews in this international refereed journal.
The International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education publishes articles, papers, manuscripts, and book reviews promoting the advancement of teaching with technology at all levels of education encompassing all domains of learning. The primary mission of the IJICTE is to serve as a medium for introducing, collaborating, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating new and innovative contributions to the theory, practice, and research of technology education applicable to K-12 education, higher education, and corporate and proprietary education. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts of the highest quality not currently under review by another publication.
The IJICTE journal would be pleased to receive original materials concerned with the theoretical underpinnings, successful application, and potential for advancing technology education within formal education, corporate training, higher education, professional development, and proprietary education. The IJICTE publishes contributions from all disciplines of information technology education.
*** Submissions ***
Articles should be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length. Articles outside these parameters will not be considered. Submitted manuscripts must be prepared in the American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style and references should relate only to material cited within the manuscript. The review process, copyright considerations, procedures for submitting your manuscript and the review process, and additional information is provided under Guidelines for Submissions at:
- Revisions from Authors and Copyright Agreements
- Materials due to IGI no later than the previous July 1
- Journal to printer by Oct 1
- Journal mailed to subscriber by Nov 1
Thanks for posting this notice.
Tom Adamich, MLS
Visiting Librarian Service
Senior Executive Consultant
P.O. Box 932
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
2. http://govdocs4children.pbwiki.com/ and http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Gov_Doc_Kids Government Information for Librarians,Teachers, Parents, & Children Sponsored by the GODORT Education Committee
Who: The Gov Doc Kids Group is a national group of government information librarians, primarily from the Johnson County (KS) Library and the National Archives-Central Plains Region (MO). Members are also based at Muskingum College in Ohio. The Group is co-sponsored by the Kansas Library Association Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).
What: To promote government information in order to engage K-12 students in learning about history, culture, science, and government through games and other interactive activities; to assist teachers and school librarians with locating teaching aids, lesson plans, and exciting tools to enhance students' learning, and to provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference interview and collection development decisions.
Please join us here to share best practices in spreading the word about educational aspects of online government information.
Hey, I just wanted to thank you for your AMAZING school library site - I used your evaluating sources powerpoint this week with my 11th and 12th graders - I edited it a little to fit my needs, but it was wonderful! Thanks so much for putting lessons and ideas on the web to help new high school librarians like me!!! :)
Joyce, I really enjoyed hearing you present at the conference this weekend. I could have listened to you all day. I've read about web 2.0 when lurking on this forum but was not confident about integrating until today. Thanks again.