Professional organizations, School Libraries

What’s missing in this job description?

NAIS has a very little-used elist for librarians (I guess we prefer AISL's list, or local lists, or something run by ALA?).  Last week they asked for librarian's help creating the perfect Director of Libraries job description, I'm guessing to go along with their Guidelines of Professional Practice for librarians. Leaving aside the problematic use… Continue reading What’s missing in this job description?

Conferences, Pedagogy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Help Yourself – personalized learning at #alaac15

(another program that will be posted online - check here) Many schools and libraries are starting to embrace personalized learning, blended learning, the flipped classroom or whatever new buzzword appears.  At the Online School for Girls, they're talking about "competency-based instruction" that puts learners at the center, meeting their needs and goals (in other words,… Continue reading Help Yourself – personalized learning at #alaac15

Conferences, Privacy, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Big Data and danah boyd at #alaac15

danah boyd's research and work has been fascinating to follow - this was less "It's Complicated" and more "it's problematic" (if you're an ALA member, the presentation will probably be posted here). This marks a shift from watching how teens use social media towards the idea of big data (and metadata) as a whole; essentially,… Continue reading Big Data and danah boyd at #alaac15