Work for this week:
One article review? (all 4 are due on or before 6/18)
2 Blog Posts – forward me the link
Monitor “ning” – network with all class members (options: Enhance your Page? Start your own Blog?)
“First Steps” Narrative
Also, 7 of you have joined ning -- I'm waiting for 3 more!
It's Sunday night, and I wanted to send out a couple of reminders to those who have joined so far (and those who will, I hope, be joining us very soon).
First, if you haven't already done so, when you send in your WLMA membership form, please write on it that you are one of my students. I have sent the class roster to the WLMA Membership Chair, Pat McKinley, and she will be looking for you.
Second, be sure to subscribe to a school library or learning technologies blog… Continue
Earthcast is a 24 hour broadcast held on April 22, 2009. It begins on April 22, 2009 at 00:00:00 GMT, which is 8:00pm Tuesday in my time zone, and runs until 23:00:00GMT or 7:00pm Wednesday where I live. All the live action can be heard by navigating to http://earthbridges.net/live
and more information about the Earthcast is available at… Continue
Added by Durff on April 18, 2009 at 11:23pm —
Pullman High School Library has been awarded a $4,000.00 grant from the Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Library Division, funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LTSA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
"Querious Queries" is the title of the project developed for the grant. Our Current World Problems (CWP) students are generating a "Querious Querie" to be posted each week via our school's website and our local library's… Continue
Added by Julie Udy on April 13, 2009 at 3:53pm —
This book was so very interesting, so very painful, so very revealing, and gave real insight to the effect of paranoid schizophrenics who live on the streets. Steve Lopez's quick stop one day to listen to an African American homeless man playing violin in a tunnel reverberating with speeding cars, and the sounds of Skid Row, proves to be fortuitous for both men. Lopez's efforts to get this Juilliard trained musician into "safe" housing was met at every turn with Ayer's obstinate will to be… Continue
Added by bj neary on April 4, 2009 at 7:28pm —
One of my favorite blogs to read is Librarians Matter by Australian librarian Kathryn Greenhill. Recently, she worked with fellow librarians John Blyberg and Cindi Trainor on writing a statement on the future of libraries. The end result is the Darian Statements on the Library and Librarians.
The document is posted on John Blyberg's blog Blyberg.net - A library Geek… Continue
UNESCO, Library of Congress and partners launch World Digital Library
From the Unesco Website:
UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will launch the World Digital Library, a web site that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world, at UNESCO Headquarters on 21 April. The site will include manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and prints and photographs. It will provide unrestricted public access, free of charge, to… Continue
About three months ago I started a small campaign to increase the profile of libraries in Bangkok, mostly via the website http://bangkoklibrary.com. As a teacher of English as a foreign language, I was keen to find out as much as possible about libraries in Bangkok, to develop good reading habits in my students and to find resources for expats and people like me living in Thailand. There are some really great libraries here - many of which are packed… Continue
Mansfield University Scholarship Program – Begin in January 2012
In an ongoing effort to recruit a new generation of school library leaders, Mansfield University recently received a fifth Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grant to fund scholarships for its totally online School Library & Information Technologies Master of Education degree program with school library certification. If you know of an educator or non-certified librarian seeking school library certification, please pass along the news that we are still accepting applications for the spring 2012 semester.
The Master of Education program, ideally suited for working educators
with no time to drive to a university, offers a convenient and effective path to school library certification. For detailed information and contacts please refer to the Fulfilling the Promise homepage, at http://libweb.mansfield.edu/promise/, or contact Cynthia Keller, Department Chair email@example.com