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When I recently presented a workshop on Digital Tools for Content Curation I spent very little time discussing how to go about actually becoming a curator. Being a hands-on, roll your sleeves up an...
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A classroom library serves as the foundation of a literacy-rich classroom. A well-stocked, research-based classroom library becomes a tool for teaching and learning. Once you’ve gathered a collection of books, a system for organizing them is a must. No matter how small or large your classroom library is, organization counts! If you want your students …
The biggest trivia game in the world!
Digital Citizenship is an evolving concept reflecting different behaviours. It includes appropriate and effective ways we interact with people and/or information through media and technology.
Over two years ago I wrote Are You a 21st Century Librarian? and proposed the following six behaviors that would describe a 21st Century librarian. You May Be A 21st Century Librarian If You: 1. Ar...
The fifth installment of Digital Book World, the annual New York City conference on digital publishing, was held last week.
A useful to know about new feature from Google.
This makes student compliance with copyright so much easier! Thank you.
Most of us have the Billy bookshelf from IKEA, still leftover from our first apartment. Others, however, would rather display their books than merely store them.
Some funky and relatively easy ideas to jazz up a bare wall in your school library or classroom.
I have discussed at length the proper shoes to wear while reading bedtime stories to your children. But the proper footwear is not enough to give your spawn every advantage! Your choice of nail pol...
Something a little light-hearted ....
Something to try to see if I can find the creative writer in myself!
From the latest technology to examples of stellar programming and insight into the Common Core, our most popular posts of the year reflect the range of reader interests and concerns.
Infographic on the things TLs teach (sometimes all at the same time!)
Great infographic from Joyce Valenza and Gwyneth Jones.
Read a great book and wondering what to read next? Ask the famous bookseer
Index New Zealand (INNZ) is a great tool for staff and students wanting historical or up-to-date information on a wide range of subjects. INNZ can provide articles on the environment, science, agriculture, social research, the arts, book reviews, poems and short stories and much, much more.
One of the hardest parts of doing strategic planning is just getting started. Where to begin? What approach should we use to pursue strategic planning for my library? Do I just tell the staff; "Nex...
What a great idea for capturing our communities thoughts.
A new poster for your library in 2014 :)