Monday, November 3, 2008

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yahoo! Avatars

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Julie goes to the Vice Presidential Debate!

My sister in law is the last interview on this video from St. Louis television news.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

That's my friend Faith!

StoryTubes in the national news.
Even if Faith wasn't my best friend from library school, I'd think this was a terrific project. Check it out -- and start planning to have your students create StoryTubes for next year!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Blog worth reading!!!!

My nephew is spending a month in Germany as a high school foreign exchange student. Check out his blog at

Friday, April 11, 2008

School Libraries Today

Thinking about school libraries. . . now and in the future. This video from Henrico County, West Virginia, uses clips from an old career film to show what school libraries are like today. It's a fun film to watch, and a good vision of what the best of school libraries are like today.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

High School Library Web Site

I've redesigned the web site for my high school. It's really designed for student use, with the subscription databases as the home page. This is the information literacy page.

Monday, March 10, 2008

StoryTubes! Do you know a creative person in Grades 1-6?

Check out this great opportunity to promote reading and have fun! Children in grades 1-6 are invited to enter a nationwide contest to make the best video about their favorite book. The project is called StoryTubes. Check it out at

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thinking about technology in schools

Check out this article about Teen Tech Week and school libraries.

Read the National Association of School Boards report on social networking mentioned in the article

and the Pew Studies on Teens and Technology

Does using technology mean that all teens are technologically literate? Or do we need them to go beyond the ability to use software and authoring tools? These are the national standards for information literacy from the American Association of School Librarians -- are we meeting those standards?

At least one study says that information literacy and technology literacy are not the same thing, and our students need more information literacy instruction. What do you think?

What responsiblity do we have as teachers, parents, students, school board members? Should we be concerned that funding for technology in schools has been removed from the Federal Budget? Does every school have a trained teacher/librarian and an information literacy curriculum? Does every school have adequate funding for technology, and library materials, both books and databases? Does every school have policies that encourage students to use all available technology for education?

What do you think we should be doing, as a society?

Fortune Cookie

Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is the best.
Frank Zappa