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July 2008 Blog Posts (5)

I'm Published! The Role of School Librarians Today

I was surprised a few months ago by an email from the editor from Ed Tech Magazine inviting me to write a column on the role of school librarians in today's schools. It illustrated for me excatly how inter-connected we have all become. How did he come to ask me for this? A mention in David Warlick's blog following an opportunity to talk with him at dinner, prior to an all-day workshop with teachers in my school district caught his eye. Also… Continue

Added by Nancy White on July 30, 2008 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga

This book is over 400 pages and I couldn't stop reading it- what a super read- very unsettling and compelling. Josh Mendel was 12 when his middle school teacher molested him. I learned that individuals can't always TRULY confront what happens to them even with psychological takes Josh over 5 years to finally come to terms with what happened to he has pushed everyone away and really can't deal with many issues due to the trauma of not understanding sex, love and many other… Continue

Added by bj neary on July 17, 2008 at 8:56am — No Comments

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle ZevinPosted by BJ Neary on June 30, 2008 at 8:52am

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle ZevinPosted by BJ Neary on June 30, 2008 at 8:52am

This is a Reading Olympic book I read (give it 5 stars out of 5!) and now I have to make up 5 questions and the answers with pg # and chapters... I really liked the main character, Naomi,a teen of 16 years who falls while returning to school to get the yearbook camera. Zevin nailed the protagonist's angst, humor, anger and introspective thoughts. You could really feel Naomi's… Continue

Added by bj neary on July 17, 2008 at 8:54am — No Comments

Welcome Our New Library Media Specialists to Teacher-Librarian!

Hey Everyone,
Nine amazing library media specialist graduate students have just joined the ning. Welcome them, please, and give them some pearls of wisdom!! Invite them to be your friends! You will see who they are by looking at my friends.

Added by karenklieg on July 9, 2008 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

Welcome School Library and Web 2.0 Grad Students!

Welcome to TeacherLibrarianNing, one of your most valuable networking resources. Use this ning to learn, to ask questions, and to make new librarian friends from all over!! Put a badge on your blog; invite friends to join, and add me to your friend list!

Added by karenklieg on July 1, 2008 at 6:44am — 21 Comments

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