Author Archives: David Wee

on when evidence is not always so evident…

What do jury duty, National Honor Society, and debate research in frosh classes have in common? Why, that would be… EVIDENCE! My question to you this month is: What are you teaching your students about evidence in their research work? I have … Continue reading

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on taking note(s)…

I’m wondering, this month, how everybody else out there in Library Land handles the seemingly simple, but actually quite perplexing, task of taking notes in the service of research. I’m not asking about anything fancy like how you skillfully coach … Continue reading

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on what i did on my summer vacation…

As a child so very long ago in the era now known as the “days of yore” my teachers used to ask us to write about what we did over our glorious 3 months of summer vacation. Here at Mid-Pacific our … Continue reading

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on knowing (not) what I am doing…

I’ve been struggling to figure out what to write about this month. While I’ve been doing a lot of professional development, I don’t know what to do with all of it yet, which is nothing new. Therefore, what follows is … Continue reading

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on #macgyverlibrarianship…

One of my favorite things about the AISL Annual Conference is the opportunity to visit the libraries of friends and colleagues from different places and act on my nosy tendencies. I like to look in the workroom cupboards and I often … Continue reading

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on weeding…

Hello from Hollywood! As you read this, we’re in the midst of a thrilling week of exploration, networking, sharing, whining/wining, dining, learning, fun, and rejuvenation in Los Angeles at #AISL16LA! So many great things learned so far! The most significant, … Continue reading

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on seeding a library…

Gardening seems to be emerging as my current blogging arc so this week I’m posting about sowing the seeds that, I hope, will someday grow into a real life elementary library! The Challenge: Get More Books Into Elementary Students’ Hands We … Continue reading

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on the further cataloging adventures of a non-cataloging librarian…

Warning to the Unsuspecting or Feint-of-Heart Librarian Reader: If you are a librarians’ librarian and/or you are a cataloging purist, the post and saga that follow may cause you great distress. Proceed at your own risk. The Cataloging Mind When … Continue reading

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on pruning (and weeding) the print collection…

My resolution for 2016 is to be a better gardener and caretaker of my print collection. Over the years I’ve seen weeding of print collections written about and discussed, but I have come to realize that in addition to some … Continue reading

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on the importance of being pretty…

I think a lot about browsing. Sometimes when I can’t sleep I lie in bed and think about ways to introduce students to the joys and benefits of browsing. It’s weird. It really is… The last time I posted about browsing … Continue reading

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