One of the many problems I've had over the years with various sets of standards is the language. Those whom I've edited over the years know that jargon is a no-no (ok, I use it here but this is my personal blog not a professional publication). If what you're saying relies on jargon indicating an… Continue reading Speaking their language
At least one or two of my friends and my staff like to play the game "Six Degrees of Laura Pearle" because I can come up with odd connections to people (example, last February during the TSA check in Denver, the agent asked how long I'd lived in my current home; turns out, he'd grown… Continue reading I’m not a stalker, I promise!
As the school year slowly starts (New Faculty Orientation yesterday and today, start-of-year training and meetings next week, then students arrive... classes won't actually start until Sept 11th, though, due to Rosh Hashanah) the time available for reading, watching tv, napping and doing other stuff gets less and less. Earlier this year, thanks to the… Continue reading Why I can’t completely quit Facebook
One final round-up before school begins. Books, Reading, etc. If you do any Dewey instruction or are moving books around in your collection, think about some of the problems with DDC and how of its time it was. PW talks about middle grade fiction, in case you need ideas or a refresher. School Life Do… Continue reading Minor Musings
Last week I had an upsetting exchange with two friends on Twitter that I have to share because school's starting and this nonsense will start again. But first, some background. Most people know I read quite a few books in a year (I also read magazines and newspapers). I've never understood people who say "I… Continue reading My reading journey
Not by the fact that in less than two weeks I'll be sitting in Opening Meetings for the year, talking about our focus for the year and how we'll move forward on several initiatives. And certainly not by the fact that I'll have to be up all day, with no nap time. What's exciting me… Continue reading I’m so excited!
At AISLNOLA Courtney provided inspiration to once again dig into the high school-college skills continuum (something I've been thinking about for over 20 years). Following up on the research she and Sarah did with First Year Experience Librarians, I and one of my librarians created a survey for independent school librarians to give us all… Continue reading Future work
As promised, here are more of those links I've collected. Helpful tip: if you're saving things as Twitter bookmarks, you can access them on your laptop by changing from twitter.com to m.twitter.com. Books, Reading, etc. Things to be aware of when you suggest students (or friends, colleagues, etc.) search Google Books for a phrase. DPLA's… Continue reading Minor Musings
For the 38th year in my life, it's time to start over. Again. The academic year started on July 1, when I placed orders for new books and some supplies. There's more to order and a lot of planning to be done. I'm starting to think about my priorities and goals for the year and… Continue reading Getting started (again)