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In the just in case you wanted to know category- Christopher Bell and I are presenting a online workshop with School Library Journal...Technology on a shoestring- big tools for small budgets. The webcast will be Tuesday, 3/24. We're going to demo all kinds of free tools. Register online and join us if you would like! Most of you probably know the tools, but if you want to hop on so that you can laugh at my foibles- feel free!…


Posted on March 23, 2009 at 11:42am

Library planning...

I'm getting ready to sit down with my advisory board to do some planning for next year. I've invited very smart teachers and administrators in my school to help. We are going to use the FUTURE protocol developed by Critical Friends Groups. It should be a way of looking "back" from the end of next year to see how things went. I'm really looking forward to some good planning… Continue

Posted on May 1, 2007 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Book Buddies...

In true Karol Sacca style- today we held our final book buddies of the year. Since this was our last one, I made the kids read from part of the world I chose.

For the last few years it has been authors from IRAQ,

but this year since so many teachers in our building were working on Africa- we chose that. I'll bet we had 30 folks

signed up and they were reading some really good titles. I was a little disappointed

because several students had…


Posted on April 19, 2007 at 8:25pm

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At 2:52pm on April 21, 2007, guybrarian said…
Had a very productive planning time with my buddy Carol P and Kimack yesterday. Carol and I are presenting at Technology in Education (CO) this summer. We used the FUTURE protocol from Critical Friends Groups to deign the framework for our workshop. It is shapping up!
At 10:24am on April 23, 2007, guybrarian said…
So- two weeks and we check out our last book! We are winding down the year- wow has this spring gone fast!
At 4:51pm on April 24, 2007, guybrarian said…
Too many SS presentations today. Some really met the mark. The teacher and I keep trying to re-evaluate how to make them better. Some day I'll have to tell you about the fabulous work in another SS class and Science. Rainy day....
At 9:37am on April 25, 2007, guybrarian said…
ACT today- so while I'm not hall monitoring, perhaps I can make my last book order. Marians meet tomorrow- and I'm ready for 'em!
At 9:00am on May 5, 2007, guybrarian said…
OK- just saw that my blog entries went to the front page. I'll have to consider what I put on them carefully...If I put notes here- I can finally remember what I did?!
At 10:12am on May 10, 2007, Nancy White said…
Thanks for the welcome! I have been hanging out on other Ning sites - mostly School 2.0 -and building a site for all of our district administrators. My longtime friend and mentor, also in Colorado, invited me to join this space! (
At 9:12am on May 17, 2007, Jenn the Librarian said…
Hi guybarian, I see you are from Longmont and at the high school level, I am just down the road at Horizon HS. My library co-worker Sara is also from Longmont. Small world. Was thinking about organizing a high school librarian day-long powwow sometime next fall to talk about best practices, assessment, etc. Interested? I think it might be fun and interesting to talk with librarians in other districts. Let me know what you think.
At 1:59pm on May 22, 2007, guybrarian said…
Just thought I share some news- I made the local paper! The did a nice story about our collaboration with teachers as a Power Library! Check it out...
At 11:54pm on August 15, 2007, guybrarian said…
OK- we have started. I worked with new teachers yesterday and discovered how lucky I am. I think they are all ripe to work with me so it should be fun. PLUS- Karol S. sent me one of her great teachers to work in the technology area. Yeah!

All teachers return tomorrow.
At 11:29am on August 16, 2007, Mary J. Johnson said…
Hello, Guybrarian! I think I must have accidentally deleted your friend request when I first joined this ning, so now I hope you will accept me (with apologies from a beginner) as your friend. I'm excited that Nancy White has started a Colorado group.

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