Monday, April 30, 2012
Based on the feedback you provided, I have updated the periodical lists for next year. You can see the new lists here.
If you have strong feelings about a title that needs to be removed or added, please let me know ASAP. We will be sending these lists to Cox for a quote by the end of this week.
Avoiding Plagiarism teaches what information requires citation, to learning how to paraphrase and use in-text citation, to creating reference and works cited pages using free online tools.
Take a look and share with teachers and students!
MAURO FERMARIELLO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY /
Universal Images Group Britannica Imagequest
Friday, April 27, 2012
Elementary librarians who are covering a 3rd grade class during that time will be provided a sub.
The format of our meeting will be a little different this year. Instead of rotating to small group sessions, you will get to see two fabulous TLA presentations in their entirety. We are able to do this because there were two sessions at TLA presented by MISD librarians!
The presentations will be:
Reel Read: from Movie to Book Programs for Tweens and TeensWant to host a literacy event for your students? Find out how to use popular movies and book themes to build literacy as well as curricular projects. Speakers will cover everything from writing grant proposals and planning collaboration to publicity and ideas for followup.
Presenters: Sherry Doran, NMHS and Leann Weatherly, Black Elementary
Bypass the Boring! Revolutionize Your Library CommunicationsWant to re-energize communications with faculty and administrators? Need a new idea for promoting your library? In this session, find answers to these questions and more using web tools to showcase innovative programming in your library.
Presenters: Marnie Cushing, PHS and Colleen Duke, Seabourn Elementary
In addition, we will see a TLA slideshow and discuss end of year procedures.
Refreshments will be provided.
See you there!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
- Login to Titlewave
- Click Collection Management in the upper right corner
- Click your school name
- Choose the analysis for April 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We'll talk about other End of Year Procedures on May 1st at our TLA Sharing session.
Britannica ImageQuest Andersen Ross / Blend / Learning Pictures / Universal Images Group
Monday, April 16, 2012
To make it easier for you to follow their updates, I have embedded a Twitter widget into a page on our Policies and Procedures wiki.
***Please make it a point to check this page several times a day this week. We will be discussing the use of Twitter as a sharing method at the TLA Sharing Session on May 1 and I'd like for everyone to be able to participate.***
Click here for MISD Librarian Tweets from TLA 2012
If you leave the page up on your computer, you will need to refresh it every so often to see new tweets that have been posted.
Also on this wiki page is a link to some training resources about Twitter, if you are interested.
April is School Library Month, a time to celebrate all the great things that libraries have to offer students. All month long, the American Association of School Librarians is encouraging librarians to create activities to help their communities celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s educational career. This year’s theme is “YOU belong @ your library,” and we think the idea applies to your digital library, as well.
Whether searching for additional resources for a research paper, prepping for upcoming finals or just enjoying a leisure read, students find endless opportunities for engagement at physical and digital libraries. The AASL has listed “Ten Reasons Why You Belong at Your School Library“:
1. Expand your world online
2. Find endless opportunities
3. Get a global perspective
4. Research anything
5. Explore new ideas
6. Enjoy great programs
7. Study in a quiet place
8. Hang out with friends
9. Feel safe
10. Lose yourself in a good book
Surely, your students have their own reasons why they enjoy your digital library, and we’d like to hear about them. This month, share your and your students’ reasons with us—via quotes, photos, videos, you name it—for a chance to win an MP3 player. To enter, post in the comments below, share your ideas on our Facebook wall, or simply email me.
At the end of the month, we’ll announce the winners and share the top reasons why your students enjoy your digital library. We hope to hear from you!
Adam Sockel is a Marketing & Outreach Specialist at OverDrive.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
from Terry Roper, Library Consultant at Region 10:
Hello All, I have attached the new summer sessions for members of the Region 10 library services cooperative . Please share this flyer with your library staff. Note that registration for these sessions will be open on April 16, 2012. The classes are designed for librarians and library paraprofessionals in the cooperative but, we love to help foster collaboration between librarians and teachers so we encourage other interested educators to attend with their librarians when the sessions are relevant and space and resources allow.
We are offering many value-added benefits to our summer sessions:
June 25 Free TCEA membership to those attending either workshop
June 29 Free Kapco Book Repair kit
July 10 Free book and CD from Suzy Red Bringing Books to Life
July 11 Free book and CD from Suzy Red Reading Out of the Box
July 13 Free book by Dr. Sylvia Vardell The Poetry Teacher's Book of Lists
Aug. 3 Free resource by Pat Miller The Library Brain
Again, please note that registration will not be open until April 16th and librarians and library support staff will get priority registration.
Regards,Region 10 Library Cooperative Offerings - Summer 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
For those that didn't get to go, I'm posting the PowerPoint and handout for you. On the handout, I have marked the titles that are available in our Preview Library.
How to Be a Reading STA(A)R: Crossing Genres with Books (ppt)
Presentation handout/book list (doc)
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
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