Author Archives: CD McLean

With a Little Help from My Friends

The start of the new calendar year has been hectic indeed.  Our amazing assistant librarian is off on maternity leave, and while a former student library proctor turned library school graduate student is now interning with us, we just don’t … Continue reading

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Twitter, Blogs and Credibility: How Are You Teaching It?

I admit, there are times when I am standing in front (or at the back) of a classroom and I mention the name of a database that I don’t wonder if 20 pairs of eyes glaze over just a little … Continue reading

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Blog Post Postponed: Unforeseen Circumstances

Our usual blogger, Alyssa Mandel, has had some unforeseen family circumstances this summer that have necessitated taking a month off of blogging. We wish her all the best in getting everything taken care of and look forward to hearing from … Continue reading

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AISL Blog: What the Future Holds

I have returned from Dallas/Fort Worth with a sense of optimism and a lots and lots of notes to compile into an understandable trip report.  However, my task for today is to blog about the exciting future plans of the … Continue reading

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What Do Paris, Shakespeare and The Library of Unrequited Love Have to Do with the Learning Commons?

Learning Commons have been on my mind quite a lot lately.  We are in the process of planning a renovation of what we hope will become a Learning Commons (email me if you would like a copy of the planning … Continue reading

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Libguides: My Most Favorite Tool

I have a favorite tool.  I know I shouldn’t, but there are tools that I like more than others.  I find them more helpful.  They seem to be just a bit more easy to work with.  And frankly, they may … Continue reading

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Independent School Librarians and Common Core: What Are We Doing?

Common Core State Standards Happy Holidays!  I don’t imagine anyone will look at this today,  but perhaps sometime this week…I decided to take a look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for today’s post and see how it was being … Continue reading

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What Type of Labrador Are You? How Will That Affect Your Collaboration Partners?

Have you been trying to collaborate and it just isn’t working?  Afraid it is too involved? Are you actively collaborating and need a fresh new approach?  If you have had any of these questions, you might want to considering thinking … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New AISL Community Blog

Hello School Librarians, You may be wondering why I didn’t address this post to Independent School Librarians, since this is the Community Blog of the Association of Independent School Librarians (AISL).  I did it purposely because I know that as … Continue reading

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