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Using Asana in the Library

Hello from Mercersburg Academy! My name is Alexandra Patterson and I am the Director of Library Services at Mercersburg Academy. I’m so excited to share about what we are doing in the Mercersburg Library with everyone. It’s funny that Katie’s … Continue reading

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When will I finally…

I don’t know about all of you, but I do not feel I have fully mastered the whole getting-it-all-done-and-with-flair-too thing. With every new school year, I feel that sense of excitement and promise and opportunity, and then, “How is it … Continue reading

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Plaid Is Not A Fad In Our Library!

Recently our library decided to redo our furniture. The old furniture had been in place for over 20 years! We had designers visit our school, but we were not in love with any of the choices. In addition, we would … Continue reading

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on going with the flow(chart)…

Given the events of recent weeks, above all else, I hope this post finds you and your loved ones safe and in good health. Though many of you are just getting around to the start of your new school years, … Continue reading

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Irma, Empathy, and Excelling

***This post is late–I blame Irma, because she’s handy.*** It’s a sign of our super-saturated online life: I read a teaser the other day for an article about empathy and its decline in modern teens, and now I can’t find … Continue reading

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Books of Hope and Resilience

“Hope” is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.                                    … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Middle School Librarian

We all know that librarians wear many hats. For some this can be a bit confusing; however, I love all of the hats that I get to wear during a day in my library. 7:30AM: I start my morning in a “circulation” … Continue reading

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Leadership. Libraries.

Thanks to the Independent Ideas blog written by AISL member Ellen Back last fall, four AISL-ers were inspired to attend Library Leadership in the Digital Age at Harvard University last March.  Despite the cold weather and the seemingly endless assigned reading, we … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome to the 17-18 School Year

As I watch the news and see the messiness of life, fires and floods,  political clashes and rising nuclear tensions, I’m concentrating on the things that I have control of. I’m working at being intentional in my gratitude for all … Continue reading

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Plus there was Google cardboard swag

I’m halfway through a 2-day Google for Education conference (EdTech Team Eastern Ontario), the goal being to ensure that I’m as on top of my game as possible when school resumes after Labour Day for those of us up North. … Continue reading

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