Tag Archives: Library Lessons

The Simple Truth About Fairy Tales

(written by Alisa Williams) The room was full to bursting as I made my way past rows of occupied chairs to the front of the room.  I, along with several others, made my seat on the floor, and I had … Continue reading

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Does Dewey Rock?

(written by Alisa Williams) I began using the library as a child going to story time at the public library. At that time, I liked that the shelves were short enough that I could reach almost up to the top, but … Continue reading

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Lack Funds for an Author Visit? Skype!

(written by Anita Simic) My shrinking budget does not allow for funding authors to visit. However, after this session I was excited to bring authors to my library via Skype.  Moderator, Laura Given, was joined by authors, Vicki Cobb, A.S.King, Jarrett … Continue reading

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Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success: Meeting the Leadership Challenge

(written by Anita Simic) Presenters Judi Moreillon, Sabrina Carnesi, Christina Russo, and Judi Paradis shared the strengths of co-teaching and examples of successful shared teaching experiences in elementary, middle school and high school programs.  Connections between the common core state standards and … Continue reading

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Book Trailer Boot Camp: From Storyboard to Film Festival

(written by Kerri Geppert, Central M.S. of Science) Book trailers are almost as popular today as movie trailers.  They provide an excellent venue to create interest in books as well as providing an alternative to the traditional book report.  This session … Continue reading

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Authors, Illustrators, and Publishers, Oh My

(written by Laurie Cowgill) A big part of the National Conference of School Librarians is the opportunity to meet with the authors and illustrators we all know so well by name. The opportunities are many.  One can attend sessions with panels of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Innovation in Education—how can we help?

(written by Laurie Cowgill)  The National AASL conference opened with a keynote address by Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University.  He expanded on his recent book, Creating Innovators:  The Making of Young People Who … Continue reading

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The Best of SAYL Mail

(Written by Jacque Peterson) As librarians we demand, enjoy, and disseminate information with enthusiasm, but sometimes it seems like we are buried under a mountain of professional journals, blogs and required readings.  It’s hard to keep up! SAYL mail is my … Continue reading

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How To Feature Autographed Books in a Personal Way

(written by Audrey Charvat-Drew, Northwood ABC Librarian, Anchorage) My adrenalin rose as I met and conversed with the many authors and illustrators in the Exhibition Hall at this year’s annual ALA Conference.  The number of opportunities available meant that timing … Continue reading

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One step at a time…

(written by Cherie Owoski) In Shannon Miller’s presentation “Empower Your Students to Connect, Create and Collaborate with Each Other,” she cautioned librarians not to be overwhelmed with this vision but to start with one small  thing. The one small thing … Continue reading

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