Conferences, Professional organizations, School Libraries, Student stuff

The next level up: #ACRLNEC17

Working in an independent school, particularly one usually considered an "elite college preparatory" school means extra pressure to be aware of what my students will be expected to do and know in their next educational institution. It makes sense to spend the day at the ACRLNEC conference because many of the colleges and universities represented… Continue reading The next level up: #ACRLNEC17

Books, Collection Development, Conferences, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness

The Very Overdue #AISLNO17 Post (part 3)

My goal: to blog all the PD I’ve done this year before the academic year ends. In eight five four days. Get ready! **** Day Two: E-Books The best presentation advice: start on time, end early, feed participants. This is an area we explored gently over the past few years (both at Milton and Porter's)… Continue reading The Very Overdue #AISLNO17 Post (part 3)

Conferences, School Libraries, Student stuff

The Very Overdue #AISLNO17 Post (part 2)

My goal: to blog all the PD I've done this year before the academic year ends.  In eight five days.  Get ready! **** Day One: What Keeps Me Up At Night (Courtney Lewis) Courtney started by talking about some of the things that keep us all up at night: faculty still referring to their experiences… Continue reading The Very Overdue #AISLNO17 Post (part 2)

Conferences, School Libraries

The Very Overdue #AISLNO17 Post (part 1)

My goal: to blog all the PD I've done this year before the academic year ends.  In eight days.  Get ready! **** I haven't attended AISL in 16 years, since their 2001 Library Space Odyssey for a variety of reasons (schedule conflicted with school research season, sessions didn't really apply, etc.) but 2017 in New… Continue reading The Very Overdue #AISLNO17 Post (part 1)

Books, Collection Development, Conferences

Diverse Diversity @ #ALAN16

Diversity was a minor theme for the various professional development opportunities I had during the month or so before Winter Break.  I'm always mindful of the fact that "diversity" doesn't only mean "skin tone"; when I was co-chair of my school's accreditation self-study, we tried to think about all of NYSAIS' definition of diversity when… Continue reading Diverse Diversity @ #ALAN16