May 05, 2016
As I was polishing my presentations for NHSLMA (New Hampshire School Library Media Association) annual conference in Concord, NH this week, I found a theme: they are all technology. I'm doing the ever-popular Using Social Media to Market Your Library, Using Technology in Your Library, and Online Resources. I made a few changes to the social media session and then began to work on the other two. Enter heart-stopping moment. You know the website I wrote you've been using forever? 101 Best Web Resources? The company that hosted it pulled the plug in March. I knew it was coming. I had a year to regroup. Now the time had come to make a new plan. What to do?
November 12, 2015
On Monday and Tuesday I launched a new full-day seminar on 101 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Your School Library Program. I visited Oklahoma City and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, taking along the 100ish page handbook that accompanies it. Like all workshops, we learned new strategies, and like all presentations there were new ideas that weren't in the handout. What follows are the titles and websites I mentioned that you wouldn't have heard about if you weren't there. Check them out.
Tags: Authors & Illustrators, biographies, book selections, booktalks, collection development, Common Core, conferences, fiction, graphic novels, JLG, nonfiction, professional development, technology, website.
April 03, 2015
Next week I'm speaking to Fairfax Virginia Public Library System about using technology in the library. What should I be using ? Why should I use it? How can I use it? What if we have a Marketing Department who takes care of publicity and social media? As I rewrite my presentation to fit their needs, I found myself tweaking the whole presentation tool. Recently I was in a workshop on Symbaloo, taught mostly in an exploratory sort of method. I created an account and lightening hit.
May 12, 2014
In this week's JLG Booktalks to Go, I selected five picture books about pets. Look for the article tomorrow in your Extra Helping Newsletter. In the meantime, it's posted on the SLJ homepage and pinned to the JLG Pinterest board, So Many Books.