Doug has a wonderful post entitled Just another shill for educational companies? that I encourage everyone to read. Here’s my policy: all ideas in any of my posts, from these Minor Musings to other, more detailed commentary, are mine – possibly inspired by others but not paid for or encouraged by a company. One of these days I’ll go back and do a round-up of what’s worked and what hasn’t (and what sounded good at the time but now… not so much). The results will probably surprise me, possibly surprise you. But they won’t be “paid for”, I promise.
Books, Reading, etc.
- Not quite about books, but reading academic work – this Academic Phrasebook is a great thing to share with students and teachers. And then ask, are [they] ready for college?
- David’s flow chart for research idea needs to be shared with my teachers before we start seriously thinking about Research Season planning.
- In my never-ending quest to find a great system to share links and projects with my staff, I’ll be exploring Dropmark (inspiration) and Asana (inspiration). Stay tuned. Some of you may also think about the Everything Notebook.
- As we start to think about building a new space and how to work with the space we have, it’s always timely to remember the Five Laws of Librarianship and working with our faculty and administration to understand what our mission is.