Conferences, Pedagogy, School Libraries

#AASL11 Reflections: HS – College Information Literacy

First of all, this wasn't really about the entire continuum, it was more about the 12-13 disconnect. In other words, what we HS librarians think our students leave knowing, and what first year professors actually see when our students get there. The caveats of the study are that the students were from Catholic schools that… Continue reading #AASL11 Reflections: HS – College Information Literacy

Conferences, Pedagogy, School Libraries

#AASL11 reflections: assessment/evaluation

Having worked in several NYSAIS evaluation committees (and written on the evaluation for accreditation process, I was interested in what my public school peers were doing vis-a-vis the NYS School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) Rubric. NYSAIS has recently updated its process and libraries aren't mentioned (why? this is a huge mistake, imvho) and looking… Continue reading #AASL11 reflections: assessment/evaluation

Musings, Pedagogy, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness

Is this the “killer ap” for research?

Last year, after much to-ing and fro-ing with some of the faculty, Hackley adopted Noodletools as a citation maker.  As one teacher said to a class just yesterday, "if you use this, you won't stupidly lose points for not formatting your bibliography properly!"  (and, on a personal note, it frees me up from having to… Continue reading Is this the “killer ap” for research?