Musings, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

I feel so old Wow. When I started research, my "search engine" was the card catalog, and sometimes (for deep searching) the <i>Reader's Guide</i>. Remember those? Good times. This isn't an attempt to paraphrase Sondheim, but I've been through CompuServe, AOL, AskJeeves, AltaVista, Infoseek (via Netscape Navigator)... and I'm still here. I currently use Duck Duck Go, but… Continue reading I feel so old

School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Racing towards Research Season

While teachers have been reworking their classes, adjusting things for hybrid learning and multiple time zones, we've been working on getting our (digital and print) collection ready and preparing to work with students virtually on their upcoming research projects. We know that many of the teachers who do the February project are concerned because they… Continue reading Racing towards Research Season

Collection Development, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

So now we know… sort of…

Last week we finally heard from our Head of School what the start of the year would look like. Because Milton is such a complicated school, with three divisions, two of which are day only and one of which is day/boarding, decisions needed to be made by division rather than school-wide. Result? Our Lower and… Continue reading So now we know… sort of…

Life Related, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

History repeats itself

The consternation and fear over the 2019-nCoV virus (I know that "Spanish Flu" is politically incorrect these days, but can we all agree that this new thing needs a snappier name) has been interesting for me to watch for two major reasons - two major intellectual reasons, that is. I'm immunocompromised so emotionally I'm not… Continue reading History repeats itself