Monthly Archives: April 2008

Professional Reading: Everything is Miscellaneous

David Weinberger’s Everthing is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder was suggested here by an ALSC Blog reader. Thanks, afewsocks! These Professional Reading posts aren’t book reviews, but rather my response to something that I read from the … Continue reading

Posted in Digital World, Information Literacy, Professional Development | 3 Comments

AASL Blog Book Club

AASL (American Association of School Librarians) is beginning a Blog Book Club. Sounds like fun. It also sounds so much more friendlier than what I call “Professional Reading” posts. Perhaps we can tie in with some of the same books.

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I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night

I have a sun and moon storytime, and I’m all right. The moon inspires dreamy, quiet, and reflective books; books that are lovely for a quiet parent-child bedtime story, but not always a good fit for a morning storytime. That’s why … Continue reading

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My Multicultural Extra

I have read a lot of multicultural books, but haven’t thought that much about the field of multicultural education, which is filled with theories, clashing philosophies, and plenty of controversy. So now, besides reading and rereading multicultural books, I’m also reading textbooks and academic articles and scholarly arguments. Continue reading

Posted in Children's Literature (all forms), Professional Development, Slice of Life | 2 Comments

How I Made My 7th Graders Read Classics!

… with a lot of help and endorsement from their English teachers. In March, all my (95) 7th graders had to pick a book of classics from a list of titles that the 7th grade English teachers and I had … Continue reading

Posted in Partnerships, Programming Ideas, School Library Media Specialist | 4 Comments

Wii! In the Library?

Last night we held our first Wii program, at a very small branch. I’m talking so small that when 15 people show up for a program, you start to worry where to put them. In a town of around 1000 … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Angela Reynolds, Child Advocacy, Collection Development, Digital World, Programming Ideas | 6 Comments

AAP Sponsored El día de los niños/ El día de los libros Events

by Adriana Dominguez El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is fast approaching, on April 30th! As part of its new collaboration with ALSC, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has organized public events to … Continue reading

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Baby Animals

Toddlers are fascinated by babies.  Toddlers are fascinated by animals.  Put together a baby animals storytime and you have a win-win situation! I was concerned that Kate Banks’s Fox, although a lovely story, might be a bit too quiet and … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Jennifer Schultz, Children's Literature (all forms), Programming Ideas | 1 Comment