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Google Digital Bookcase

Google launched its 3D digital bookcase as a Chrome experiment this week. The WebGL Bookcase, is a virtual rotating book spinner containing nearly 11,000 Google Books titles organized into 28 subject areas. According to the Official Google Blog: As digital designers, we often think about how to translate traditional media into a virtual space. Recently, […]

My first Summit report

What I loved about the past three days at the SLJ Summit in Arlington, was the blend.  The discussion was reading, and we discussed reading in all its glorious traditional and emerging formats. Forward-thinking practicing librarians interacted with other reading passionate stakeholders–an array of authors, illustrators, researchers, publishers, distributors, developers, content aggregators, school administrators, and […]

Still time for the Trailees!

Good news!  The deadline is extended for SLJ’s Trailee Awards! If you missed the August 31 deadline to nominate your favorite book trailer–perhaps because of that little thing called summer–you still have time to gather those little video gems. The deadline is extended till September 15. Submit your favorite book trailer in any of these […]

Share Story Snoops with your community

Developed by four moms from the San Francisco Bay area a little over a year ago, Story Snoops is a rich and attractive resource you’ll want to share with your parents, teachers and kiddos–both the eager and the reluctant. These moms of a cumulative total of nine, describe themselves as passionate readers who strive to […]

OneBookOneConference: Join the discussion on The Shallows

Every other year, when AASL comes around, I get excited about the idea being able to think and grow with our people.  Though Minneapolis is a couple of months away, no need to wait. Start Conference early by joining the AASL Conference Ning and by joining the discussion on the provocative OneBookOneConference selection, Pulitzer Prize […]

Sync free audiobook downloads

Each week this summer, Sync, part of the Audiobook Community, will once again offer free digital audiobooks pairings. Each audiobook pair consists of a current YA title and a thematically connected classic or frequently studied title. The program begins on June 23rd.  And here’s the list: June 23 – June 29 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater […]

CLSA Bookstore

Jane Lofton, librarian at Mira Costa High School, asked me share Jackie Siminitus’ new promotional flyer for the Cafe Press Library Store (cafepress.com/csla). The online store features art donated by book illustrators in support of the new California Campaign for Strong School Libraries. You don’t have to be from California to appreciate and use these […]

Children’s book apps: 2 review tools

I rely on professional journals to help me decide which books to buy.  But the book app market is an emerging new frontier for libraries.  As many of move our collections into interactive media-rich ereader/ebook/app book mode, where do we turn for advice?  And how do we select or help parents and teachers select the […]

Six tools to simplify cataloging

Over the past year, I’ve discovered a number of handy, free tools for cataloging those materials we receive that do not come pre-cataloged. Here are a handful of tools that could save you lots of time. 1. Classify offers automated advice for assigning classification numbers and subject headings. Searchable by standard numbers, author, title, and […]

I could get hooked on Vook

Time to celebrate even more ways to remix and mashup the wonderful experience of reading! I have a feeling that the Vook and the TextVook are going to be popular reading options for many of our young readers and learners. A vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video […]