Classes are starting - is it June yet? No, seriously, it's fine. There's still a lot of tweeking of the collection that needs to be done, books still to be processed, stuff to be updated and all that, but we'll manage to do all that around the classes coming in for research and people coming… Continue reading Annnnd we’re off!
Month: August 2013
LOTS or HOTS?
Over the past year I've taken classes towards a certificate in eLearning and Online Teaching. The most interesting thing has been seeing different approaches to being an online teacher - each of my teachers has had different interaction techniques, different ways of posting and making the material available, different rubrics for in-class discussion and (obviously)… Continue reading LOTS or HOTS?
What’s my mission?
Ok, not really my mission, but the mission of a modern school library (I just can't bring myself to say "21st century school library" because let's face it: all school libraries are, by the sheer fact of the date, "21st century". /pedant). Years ago, a school I worked at was starting the self-study process that… Continue reading What’s my mission?
Word is no longer the word
The other day I had a conversation with two colleagues about pop cultural references and slang. I'd just finished reading the ARC of Trollope's update on Sense and Sensibility and was underwhelmed, in part because of the use of modern slang. Austen's use of language feels very dated now, and, oddly, in some ways Trollope's… Continue reading Word is no longer the word
Getting to know you…
Every school I've worked in handles new faculty differently (just as each handles the role of librarian differently - I've been faculty, staff, administration and something in between)., just as they handle the opening of school differently. As my inbox fills with information pertaining to the end-of-summer/start-of-school, I've been wondering: what orientation activities will there… Continue reading Getting to know you…
What’s on the shelves?
Last week I dove into doing inventory - in many ways, my least favorite library activity (my aching back and shoulders! my dusty hands!) , but also in many ways my favorite library activity as it's a great opportunity to look at the shelves and see where there are gaps, problems, areas that could be… Continue reading What’s on the shelves?
Everything old is new again
New digs... New tools... New challenges... program development collection development colleague development advising Stay tuned....