You Do What? Re-working a Librarian “Career Day” Presentation — Mr. Library Dude

A group of 15-year old high school students from a nearby city have been visiting my college campus periodically since the 4th grade. They’re part of a pre-college program that prepares students to be the first in the their family to attend a four-year university. This year, students have been focusing on careers. I was asked to give […]

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Can Academic Librarians Really Learn IDT Through PD? — Designer Librarian

Recently, I have noticed a number of professional development (PD) opportunities geared toward academic librarians that are related to instructional design and technology (IDT), often focusing on the “essentials.” Most focus on the ADDIE process or related models of instructional design. Often, a bit of learning theory is included along the way. While I agree […]

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Book Face Swap Winner! — Book, Line, and Sinker

We are excited to announce the Book Face Swap Contest winner, middle school student Daniel Berlin! Daniel took a different approach than we expected when we created this contest. He swapped the faces of people on the book cover using Adobe Photoshop Fix — so well in fact that we had to compare the original […]

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If you celebrate CBW, they will come — Librarian Arika

It’s no secret: I love children’s books, and I love the library. So when I started as a school librarian, I expected the library to buzz with energy and excitement of students debating and discussing books. In short, this did not happen. Being hired late, in mid-October, meant I had little relationship with students or staff. Add to […]

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Making the Data Visible: Ramping Up Library Reporting with LibraryTrac — The Unquiet Librarian

Last fall, I was desperate for a robust library attendance management system. As soon as I appealed to my friends on Twitter for help, fellow school librarian Margaux DelGuidice immediately responded and recommended we try LibraryTrac. I was immediately sold and signed up right away. Since November 2015, many of you have heard me sing […]

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