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Post #200 for Canada & memories

Oh, Canada, my home and native land…. well actually the land of my in-laws and hubby. I have been fortunate to spend two vacations in Thunder Bay and Kakabeka Falls. That part of Northwestern Ontario and the long drive from Nashville through Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota is dear to me. Russ’ Fish Shack north [...]

Ready for SLMM?

SLMM that would be School Library Media Month. Happens in April…? Your principals send you flowers and recognize you on National Library Week…? What?! You don’t get acknowledged by your faculty and students for the vital role you play in their daily lives? !  Don’t give up. Change your focus a little. Thanks to Melissa Johnston [...]

I.N.K.

WOW! I.N.K. Interesting Nonfiction for Kids  found at http://inkrethink.blogspot.com  is a new site that you need to add to your RSS feeds. I really enjoyed Anna M. Lewis’ post on Art Books to Inspire. I agree with her choices (give me more!!!) and am so relieved to see the Action Jackson book highlighted. One of my [...]

Choose your survey & Comment

Okay, you do the work for me today. Tell me why you are in your type of library. Choose the best question from below and share answers to any or all of the questions. I kept the questions the same to help.  If you have any difficulties with the comments section, stay with me here. There [...]

Survey: Why are you an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL librarian?

Tell us in the comments WHY YOU ARE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIAN? Was it your goal? Does it meet your expectations? What is the best part? What’s the most frustrating part? If you could magically wave a wand and work in a different kind of library, where would it be?

Survey: Why are you a MIDDLE SCHOOL librarian?

Tell us in the comments WHY YOU ARE A MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN? Was it your goal? Does it meet your expectations? What is the best part? What’s the most frustrating part? If you could magically wave a wand and work in a different kind of library, where would it be?

Survey: Why are you a HIGH SCHOOL librarian?

Tell us in the comments WHY YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIAN? Was it your goal? Does it meet your expectations? What is the best part? What’s the most frustrating part? If you could magically wave a wand and work in a different kind of library, where would it be?

Survey: Why are you a Public Librarian?

Tell us in the comments WHY YOU ARE A PUBLIC LIBRARIAN? Was it your goal? Does it meet your expectations? What is the best part? What’s the most frustrating part? If you could magically wave a wand and work in a different kind of library, where would it be?

Guest Author: Cool new web 2.0 tools

Anne-Marie Gordon posted on LM_NET about two new tools recently and agreed to share her information with you today. A question (on LM_NET) about web 2.0 tools reminded me that I wanted to share a couple of web 2.0 discoveries.  Both make interactive media that be embedded into an existing website, but if you don’t maintain [...]

Introverts – Are you one?

Okay, I know that some of you are introverts. Today there was a mention of Conference networking for introverts by Allison Wolf on slaw.ca. I appreciated this article that celebrates introverts because I am an introvert. That flashy scarf is all acting. Allison Wolf has some great tips for viewing your networking at conferences as something beyond selling [...]