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How about a high school book fair?

After watching our Junior School (Gr 5-8) Librarian, Sarah Torrible, host 2 very successful book fairs in partnership with Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, Ontario, those of us in the Senior School (Gr 9-12) started wondering if we could pull … Continue reading

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The Gift of Summer Reading

There has been no shortage of discussion on the topic of summer reading, but as ’tis the season, here’s another piece! As the end of the year approaches and a flurry of school events come and go, it seems to … Continue reading

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All The News About Fake News

While this is not exactly new “news,” this year I did a 7th grade history lesson on fake news and wanted to share resources that we used from the Stanford History in Education Group. Stanford collected data from over 7,800 … Continue reading

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on #macgyverlibrarianship part deux…

I love my job! If I were someone who didn’t love job job quite as much as I love mine, I might know that as of the time that I click “publish” on this post, there are two weeks and 36 hours … Continue reading

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Take a Reading Field Trip

“History is more than war and politics; it is literature, the arts, engineering…above all, history is human.” This quote is a constant refrain in David McCullough’s recent book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, which is a … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed: Reading Rosie Revere, Engineer with 2nd Grade

By Rivka Genesen “Your brilliant first flop as a raging success! Come on, let’s get busy and on to the next!” She handed a notebook to Rosie Revere, Who smiled at her aunt as it all became clear. Life might … Continue reading

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One is not the loneliest number….

Shoutout to Shannon Acedo who reminded me of one of the (many) golden nuggets from #aislnola2017: reference to a wonderful fact from Katie Archambault & CD McLean’s presentation, that a 10% increase is “substantial and verifiable..and so can be considered a … Continue reading

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Interactive summer reading

I know it’s (only) April, but with just seven weeks of school left, my mind is on the finish line – summer! I don’t want to think about database renewals or cleaning the mess that is the workroom, nor do … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge a “Book” by its Cover by Lorrie Culver

I have been wracking my brain … what should I write about for my first blog post? A recent blogger wrote about book covers and how students don’t check out books with dated covers. I loved the blog but was … Continue reading

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Turnitin – Plagiarism Catcher vs. Originality Checker

  Following up on April’s themes of controversial topics in library land… When I attended my first AISL conference in Baltimore, I remember being surprised when a casual conversation between calm librarians heated up quickly.  The culprit? Turnitin, the iParadigms … Continue reading

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