Each month I share some of my favorite links from the world of libraries and librarianship. Enjoy!
In case you missed it, I was featured on Joyce Valenza’s NeverEnding Search Blog on School Library Journal! Never in my wildest dreams did I think my little blog would end up on hers. Many thanks to Joyce for her kindness.
Good News for Kindle Users
Library Journal with Amazon Launches New Program That Provides Readers to Early Access to Some Books
Interesting Article on Common Core & Readability
Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post with Common Core: How Are Books Judged?
And the ‘Meanest Library’ Award Goes to…
Consumerist with You Can Go to Jail for an Overdue Library Book
Best. PowerPoint. Ever.
A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet with You Suck At PowerPoint
On My Christmas Wish List
Book Riot’s Quarterly Subscription Box
Great Slide Show on Weeding
Library Grits with Weeding Inspired Creativity
The Busy Librarian with Major Decisions Infographic
2 Articles that Make Me Glad to Be a School Librarian Instead of a Public Librarian
Excellent News for Travelers With E-Readers!
CNET with FAA Green-Lights Gadget Use During Entire Flight
Best-Named Library Pinterest Board
Passive-Aggressive Library unMarketing
Most Useful Fundraising Post
A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet with 10 Fundraising Ideas Without Having to Sell Products
I love all the different databases my library has. But sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the information I need to manage them.
I created this printable so I could keep all the important information I need for each database in one place.
FREE UN-EDITABLE PDF (click on image)
Even if you don’t have trouble keeping all this information organized in your head or in the cloud, I suggest you keep a hard copy documented somewhere. It may come in handy in the event that you need a long-term substitute or if you leave your job. You will save your sub or successor several hours of work if you provide them with all this information on one piece of paper.
You can download your own copy of the printable by clicking here
or on the image above. Please let me know if you have difficulty downloading or accessing the printable.
Update 11/22/13: Many readers contacted me and asked me for an edit-able PDF that allows you to type into my printable forms. I have created an fillable form which allows for saving or printing, but I had to purchase Adobe Reader Pro in order to do so. I used my own personal funds, so in order to help me re-coup the cost, I’m selling the editable version for $1.75.
$1.75 – Editable PDF – Instant Download
Let me know what you think about the printable! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Every so often I like to post a library quote or reading quote that really resonates with me. Today’s quote is from our 16th President.
Last week I shared what I learned about search at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey. This week I’m sharing some tidbits from another memorable session I attended.
From Ken Bicknell’s presentation on Digitization & Social Media
This was a really interesting presentation on how Ken Bicknell’s library is in the process of digitizing historical archives related to the history of transportation in Los Angeles. Seriously, I wanted to become an archivist after his presentation!
- “Access to everything can be just as useless as having access to nothing.” - Very smart commentary on the need to help library users interpret the information they receive.
- We need our resources to be “find-able.” Access means nothing if users cannot find it.
Some resources he shared: