Author Archives: David Wee

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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on getting from training to teaching…

As hard as I try to reflect on my teaching and the learning that I’m trying to support, the reality is that sometimes I just get so busy that I teach by habit. Juniors in our International Baccalaureate program begin working … Continue reading

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on un-fancy things…

AISL librarians amaze me. Courtney Walker is bringing in creative experts, taking students on field trips, and having her students engage with working muralists! Dottie Smay RUNS a makerspace in her library! Alyssa Mandel singlehandedly runs TWO facilities on her … Continue reading

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