Friday, December 31, 2010

Fully Loaded: Outfitting a teacher librarian for the 21st century. Here's what it takes

What does it mean to be fully loaded?

I often consider the notion for my students. In fact, ever since I acquired the first apps for my iPhone, I’ve adopted the admittedly odd habit of pondering which apps I would “load” onto my students.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dozens of errors cited in Virginia textbook -

A panel of historians has found an "appalling" number of factual errors in a new fourth-grade history textbook used in many Virginia school districts, one of the experts said.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

19 notable sites added to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

ALA: 2010 December 14

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (, its online resource containing hundreds of links to outstanding websites for children.

Monday, December 13, 2010

7 Amazing Libraries

Huffington Post: 2010 November 13

We've gathered together images of amazing libraries before and now we're back again. From Cornell University to a castle in France, here is a collection of 7 more outrageously beautiful libraries.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

School Librarians Continue to Help Students Achieve Standards: The Third Colorado Study ( November 2010)

School Librarians Continue to Help Students Achieve Standards: The Third Colorado Study (2010)
November 2010
Briana Hovendick Francis
Keith Curry Lance
Zeth Lietzau

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Photocopied Education

Confusion over what Canada's proposed new copyright bill would permit to be copied has left observers and stakeholders uncertain of its effects. The proposed change has provoked controversy on Parliament Hill -- where Bill C-32 recently passed second reading and is now before a legislative committee--and on school campuses, in boardrooms and in the offices of literary agents across the country.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Why aren’t we teaching more of these books?

At many schools, the teacher librarian job has been phased out and replaced with technical staff who understand the Internet.