I've spent the better part of the past week ordering books and checking in new books. In between that, and since the fire, I've been thinking about the way forward (or, as Chris says, not standing still).In the midst of all this came the whole Cult of 2.0 controversy. Annoyed Librarian said, among many other… Continue reading Rising from the ashes (part six)
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
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…
It's been well over a year since my last one of these. Let's see what I've found since then. For many schools in the Northeast, there's the approaching Spring Break in which to explore. And yes, there's more to follow. Books, Reading, etc. This is so cool: an app for the Canterbury Tales, in part… Continue reading Minor Musings
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
At our last meeting of the academic year, our IT Director told us that he had a new toy: a tool that lets him create phishing messages and then track what we do with that email. Over the past few days the other librarians got emails that made them go "huh?" and today I got… Continue reading He cares!
One of the many problems I've had over the years with various sets of standards is the language. Those whom I've edited over the years know that jargon is a no-no (ok, I use it here but this is my personal blog not a professional publication). If what you're saying relies on jargon indicating an… Continue reading Speaking their language
One final round-up before school begins. Books, Reading, etc. If you do any Dewey instruction or are moving books around in your collection, think about some of the problems with DDC and how of its time it was. PW talks about middle grade fiction, in case you need ideas or a refresher. School Life Do… Continue reading Minor Musings
As promised, here are more of those links I've collected. Helpful tip: if you're saving things as Twitter bookmarks, you can access them on your laptop by changing from twitter.com to m.twitter.com. Books, Reading, etc. Things to be aware of when you suggest students (or friends, colleagues, etc.) search Google Books for a phrase. DPLA's… Continue reading Minor Musings
Several years ago Doug mentioned that he did most of his reading on his Kindle (he still does whether it's on an actual Kindle or the app on another device) and that one of the blessings was the ability to quickly search for information while reading. Back in the "good old days" you had to… Continue reading Blessing or Curse?