I'm sure everyone's been reading about the recent plagiarism issue over on Story Siren (thanks to Liz Burns for the great round-up). My friend Chuck talks about the "kitchen sinking" that often happens when something like this occurs. It's beyond the question of citation, though. There's the question of consequences. When I was at Hamilton… Continue reading Nothing new under the sun
Perusing my twitter feed today, I saw this from @TheDaringLibrarian: My response was that J.K. Rowling isn't American, thus her work is excluded as per the Newbery rules, and that it was too bad that some parents see award-winning books as automatically being better reads than those that haven't won awards. @Sophiebiblio then added: And… Continue reading It’s not just about the awards
Last year a friend asked for my help with a paper she was writing for a class - how should she cite a YouTube video? Her professor didn't know the proper format, and my friend knew that "Go to YouTube and look for [title of video]" wasn't correct. At the LIRT session I attending during… Continue reading Cite nonsense
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
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
This past year I've worked closely with our History 9 teachers to integrate skills into the curriculum, with a secondary goal of lessening the panic that sets in when a research project is announced. We broke things up into several short pieces: a scavenger hunt in our print and electronic resources an annotated biography of… Continue reading Have I done my job?
In which I attempt to clear my GoogleReader... Wish I had more time to implement these ideas for a more relevant library... getting some help with creating things like this would be a good start (and I think I know some students to ask!) Another thing to integrate into our website: Book Trailers While this… Continue reading Minor Musings
Yesterday I spent several hours with a group of women I'm proud to call classmates - we didn't all graduate at the same time, but we all feel connected to each other and to our school. The reason for our gathering was to begin preparing for the bicentennial of the school, in 1814. One of… Continue reading Community feeling
Tomorrow we start moving from the Chapel to the rebuilt library, and as we've drawn closer to the move I've been thinking about our program and preparing our students for college. This summer has also been one of going through the Hackley archives, organizing them and putting things in acid-free boxes and folders. In several… Continue reading College Prep?
One of the programs I attended at ALA was a joint panel sponsored by ACRL and AASL on K-20 information literacy. The first speaker, David Loertscher, has been speaking on the topic of "information commons" for quite some time now, and I've heard his spiel at three different conference. I've also heard (and edited an… Continue reading Shooting the messenger