Books, Collection Development, Conferences, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Still digitally decluttering... Books, Reading, etc. One challenge at MPOW is getting the middle school students into the library (time, distance, lack of discrete space are issues).  So we're thinking about the pop-up library. School Life Speed Friending in the Library?  Sounds like the perfect start-of-school activity! Hoping I can emulate Buffy's work with my… Continue reading Minor Musings

Conferences, Privacy, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Big Data and danah boyd at #alaac15

danah boyd's research and work has been fascinating to follow - this was less "It's Complicated" and more "it's problematic" (if you're an ALA member, the presentation will probably be posted here). This marks a shift from watching how teens use social media towards the idea of big data (and metadata) as a whole; essentially,… Continue reading Big Data and danah boyd at #alaac15

Books, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

(more from the vault - next month, fresher stuff!) Books, Reading, Etc. New fodder for the annual "Read A Good Movie" display - hoping to also plan some great book-to-movie discussions. Great collection of booky news on Book Riot. Share these book related tumblrs with your students (maybe they'll get inspired) Working in a high… Continue reading Minor Musings

Collection Development, Links, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Now that I'm tidying up from a year-end reading binge, it's time to clear out some of my saved links on Twitter and in my RSS feed.  Lucky you! Books, Reading, Etc. Thinking about your collection?  Ponder Why YA Lit Matters to Everyone and What's New About New Adult If last year's summer reading list… Continue reading Minor Musings

Books, Collection Development, Ethics, Links, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

For those about to go on Break, some things to explore and/or ponder. Books, Reading, Etc.. Maybe some of Sarah's ideas will help create the culture of reading I'm hoping for! Breaking up (with books) is hard to do... Very glad I have a break, so I can seriously peruse these Best Of lists and… Continue reading Minor Musings

Conferences, Privacy, Techno Geekiness

Data driven at #AASL13

Most of us are not math people, but even the numerically challenged should question this: “‘We Hate Math,’ Say 4 in 10 — a Majority of Americans” | Degrees of Freedom, Scientific American Blog Network via kwout But when such thoughtful and challenging speakers as Debbie Abilock and Kristin Fontichiaro are giving a presentation entitled… Continue reading Data driven at #AASL13

Books, Collection Development, Links, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

Books, Reading, Etc. Starting to think about welcome= back-to-school displays and  helping students figure out what to read now?  NYPL has some great YA book recommendations.  (also a great collection development tool re: summer orders and what we forgot to buy!) Oldie but still good: platforms for students to share book thoughts and recommendations. School… Continue reading Minor Musings

Books, Ethics, Musings, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Books, Reading, Etc. More on E-Reading: A Midterm Progress Report  (I don't annotate, but I can see the appeal for many readers... and the loss.  What will we do when marginalia is completely lost? It's a great insight into the reader's mind.) Why social media isn't the magic bullet for self-epublished authors (and this article… Continue reading Minor Musings