Monthly Archives: November 2014


With Thanksgiving Day approaching, I am focused on the second half of the word.  One of the best ways to be thankful is to give back.  As educators we do this every day. We work hard to reach as many

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Posted in General, Librarian Life

Emotion “sells” better than Logic

The most supremely logical Mr. Spock, from the Star Trek series I adored from the very first, says in one episode, “It’s not logical, but it’s true.”  As librarians we need to take those words to heart in order to

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Posted in Issues, Librarian Life

Stop, hey, what’s that sound… Maker Spaces are Going Round

Makerspaces have been around for a few years.  For much of that time, the public libraries had them and few early-adopter school librarians started them in their libraries. Their existence continues to grow, but many librarians are hesitant to start

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Posted in Career, Librarian Life

Developing Essential Or Guiding Questions

Nearly a year ago (January 6, 2014) I blogged on Questions and Answers, pointing out that good answers showed understanding of the topic covered, while good questions demonstrated the ability to take the concepts learned and seek to explore it

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Posted in Librarian Life, Professional Development