Conferences, Rants, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness

#AASL11 reflections: technotreats

I'm always interested in how others are using technology (and technotools) intelligently in their schools - after all, we know that technology is only a tool, it's not the answer to our pedagogical/programatic problems. Right? Here are some of my takeaways (and one rant) from the conference. 17 Things to Chew On The presenter, Alicia… Continue reading #AASL11 reflections: technotreats

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

Conferences, Musings

#AASL11 Reflections: overall impressions

Having the opportunity to spend time taking with peers, learning from them during formal presentations as well as in informal conversations is always wonderful, and the AASL conference certainly provides that opportunity. The focus on school libraries is something of a dual-edged sword, however. Why? Because when you're in a walled garden you don't get… Continue reading #AASL11 Reflections: overall impressions


Time to start planning!

Turns out I have two conference presentations next year: At ALA11 in NOLA: From Gutenberg to Google and Glogs, From Books to Vooks: Imagining and Developing the Successful, Dynamic 21st Century Library, A Panel Discussion and Debate (led by Carla Bosco, co-presenting with Wendy Stephens and Angela Carstensen) At AASL11 in Minneapolis: Books, E-ink and… Continue reading Time to start planning!