Winter hit. More accurately, a winter cold hit. And wouldn’t let go. But luckily things are back to normal and I’m able to enjoy our Spring Break (two+ weeks in March, unlike public schools nearby that get a week in February and a week in April). There’s the AISL conference in NOLA later this week and a Faculty Forum when we return – stay tuned for things learned from the amazing people at AISL as well as the library department’s Fake News presentation for my colleagues. Until then…
Books, Reading, etc.
- Serving on book award committees and keeping an eye on various best selling lists, I’ve always wondered. Now I know what makes a best seller.
- Food for thought: Angie’s Towards A Less Normative Future in Library Services to Children & Teens
- If you like Litographs, you’ll love these star charts!
- The artwork of these manuscripts is stunning. Thanks BL for sharing.
- What happens when you read a book?
- What about creating something similar for your school or community using local archives and oral histories?
- Creative Commons now has an image search!
- Love the “sounds of learning” in your library? This is food for thought (and a plea for quiet spaces).
- A new way to look at 21st century pedagogy.
- For the visual learners among us: a guide to statistics.
- It’s research season for many of us. The OUP has some thoughts about using quotations. And LJ lists great “ready reference” websites and apps we should all use.
- If you’re a fan of Chrome and use Amazon, check out this extension, which shows whether the book you’re about to pay money for is available for free in your local library!
- Colorized photos from the 1800s? Definitely changes how you see people and events. (ht: David)
- Note to Self’s Privacy Paradox challenge (and tip sheet). And according to this quiz, I’m a minimalist in terms of social media. Do you need to unplug?
- FeedFlip from MIT – get out of your Twitter bubble.
- Librarian tested & approved apps. Flippity looks like fun, too.
- In honor of our mid-March storm, an interactive guide to Boston’s museums (for those don’t leave home “field” trips). Or maybe take this Southern Literary Trip, do a virtual museum tour, go around the world in 80 models, take a tour of where penicillin was discovered or plan to visit some secret libraries. Best: Honey, I Shrunk Myself (into a prayer bead).
- This course looks interesting.
- These miniatures make me happy.