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A (Humbling) Look at My Attitude

In a recent post, Jennifer Falvey outlined her top ten sacred cows. Library fines were one of them. Overdue fines have popped up as a topic for discussion in this blog over the past few years. In Dec. 2104, I posted: … Continue reading

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on exploring emerging information formats… [edited]

For a long time, one of my favorite sayings has been, “It takes a village to raise a child…” I have been thinking a lot about that in our library programming of late. When push comes to shove, our reality … Continue reading

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Tech and Tornadoes

Severe Weather and 10 Sacred Cows Well, I had planned to write my next post about our school’s experiment with a Tech-Free Day this week; a day, our Headmaster explained, to “examine both the benefits and costs of technology in … Continue reading

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Need a Chair for Goldilocks?…Who Are You Going to Call???

We called on the Kindergarten students to help solve this problem. After reading the classic “Goldilocks and the Three Bears“, students were asked to design and build the perfect chair that Goldilocks would be able to sit on comfortably. Since … Continue reading

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Horace Mann Book Day, Thursday April 6th: A preview of this year’s Summer Institute

For 23 years, the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, NY, has hosted our Book Day, a day each spring when the school community — students, faculty, parents, and alumni — along with a host of guest speakers turn our … Continue reading

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The 2017 Recipient of the Annual Marky Award Is … Dave Wee.

The Marky Award was inspired by founding member Mark Hillsamer, the librarian at St. Albans School, Washington DC for 36 years. Mark helped to establish AISL in 1987 and fostered its growth for 14 years. It very well may have … Continue reading

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Making the case for PD

Add me to the list of those fortunate to have attended #AISLNOLA. But what about those of you who weren’t there? Not because of choice, but because of difficulty convincing your supervisor to invest in this PD opportunity? Here are some tips … Continue reading

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My To-Do List

I am so thrilled to be writing this from beautiful New Orleans, where I’m attending the AISL annual conference for the first time! As I bask, I want to share what I’m sure are just the very beginnings of my … Continue reading

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Mental Illness in YA Fiction

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness (from http://www.nami.org). Two years ago, one of my students, Katherine, began … Continue reading

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on Gilligan in the library…

I’m going to just put it out there. This is an awkward subject and an awkward post, but here goes… Sometimes being a librarian makes me feel like I’m Gilligan stuck on a deserted island. A lot of the time … Continue reading

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