Category Archives: From Old Library Ramblings

New Leaf in Learning Reflection

I was able to spend this past Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at Follett’s New Leaf in Learning Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. Back in the fall when Follett invited Tamara¬†Cox¬†and I to present on their Next Generation Library track, I was … Continue reading

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White House Petition for School Libraries

Come on people. What the heck is going on here? It’s time to pull ourselves together. Joyce Valenza, Jennifer LaGarde and Gwyneth Jones have posted about it. We know that properly staffed and stocked school libraries really do make a … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Decorations!

I’m a big believer in decorating in the library. I don’t care if you have a moldy, musty, ancient room with ceiling tiles falling in (because I do!!) — you can still make the place cute. It’s not superficial, it’s … Continue reading

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Tiff’s ISTE11 Adventures – Monday

WordPress is flat out refusing to embed my videos today. Ugh. I cannot figure it out!! So I’m just going to give you the links: Tiff\’s ISTE11 Adventures – Monday ISTE11 Flash mob

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CMS Library’s Limited Time Offer!

This is the title of an email I sent to my teachers today. I’ve done an obscene amount of weeding in the fiction section and I’m trying to give away as many of the books as I can to classroom … Continue reading

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The Google Apps Revolution

I love Google. People get all bitter because Google is so successful and, well, HUGE. I’m not bitter. Especially since I really want my district to take advantage of Google Apps for Education. I’ve been wanting this for a while … Continue reading

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Success!!!

This was an incredible week! I had more classes booked than I have any other week so far, which made me immensely happy. But the best part was that the visiting classes weren’t just doing library circulation and rolling out…teachers … Continue reading

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Library Petting Zoo

Happy Birthday to ME! Yes, I scheduled my “Library Petting Zoo” on my 26th birthday…because I wanted it to be like a party! And it was! It was such a great day. The original date for this was set for … Continue reading

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Cathartic Weeding

I’m still adjusting to the different pace in my new position. After a few years of running on HIGH all the time, it’s taking more than a little getting used to. Also, there’s fact that it’s past the middle of … Continue reading

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Sarah's Key and The Glass Castle

Sunday was meeting day for a monthly book club that I participate in with some amazing ladies. Since it’s summer, we decided to read two books. They were both a little heavy, to say the least, and I think we’ll … Continue reading

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