In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resources available for educating students on this matter, such as Kathy Schrock's Five W's of Website Evaluation or the University of…
Whether it's solving the morning crossword puzzle, working out whodunit in a best-selling thriller, or participating in the library's mystery book club, everyone loves a mystery! In Hosting a Library Mystery, Elizabeth Karle capitalizes on our delight of the genre through this unique, interactive programming guide. Karle's innovative and interactive ideas will coax children on
The Evolving Role of School Librarian - Elementary Librarian
Does your district recognize the need for evolving school libraries? As I've written before, I believe school libraries are more relevant today than ever before... IF they are evolving to meet the needs of 21st Century students. I love this quote from the Mediamorphosis website, "The library, as we once knew it, may no longer
Elementary Librarian's Adopt-A-Shelf Program - Elementary Librarian
Adopt-A-Shelf is something I’ve been considering for my library for some time now. A few weeks ago, several librarians were discussing it on my state’s listserv, so I thought I would start it in my library for the upcoming school year. I’ve been working hard on all the materials so you don’t have to!
How I Got My Library Mojo Back - Elementary Librarian
Some days as a librarian can be very difficult, as you can probably relate. You may be overwhelmed with back-to-school setup, end-of-year inventory, or any of the other multitude of extra activities you have to take care of. Librarians get called out to man stations during field days, supervise large groups during testing, and
I wish that I could tell you where on earth this idea came from, but I had it suddenly and it came together very quickly. I'm truly hoping that people interact with it (both young adults and adults since we point out that you can choose any books in the library, not just the displayed…
Does your school use Follett Destiny for cataloging and circulation? If so, this PowerPoint will provide a great, basic introduction (or review!) for how to use Destiny to search the online catalog. The 12 slide PowerPoint gives some background information about what a library catalog is and how t...