The Water is Warming

OK, The last post was a wee bit panicky. I get it. I’ve been on the giving end of education for far too long. I’m used to being in a position of “Do this kid – yes, it’s ...

Back to school

OK, the orientation course wasn’t bad, but today seems like I haven’t been to school in years! OK, so maybe I haven’t. But you’d think that teaching for the last couple of deca...

Review: The Portable MLIS

I’m not the only one in my family with this trait. If you tell me I have to do something, I will generally hate it. So it was with some hesitation and mostly a sense of preemptive duty that I la...

Library/Research Skills

I’m about to start teaching a course in Library Skills to our Grade 8s.  The course is very short lasting only half a term and is intended to give every student coming into our Senior School th...

eBooks in the Library – one perspective

As there continues to be a lot of movement in the world of eBooks in general, the application to the library settings is equally mercurial in philosophy and implementation.  In recent weeks we’...

Teamwork

Some rights reserved by Bartek Kuzia I have to admit that it was with mixed feelings that I entered into the course material on “Teamwork” for LIBR 203.  Part of me was excited about the ...

Social Media in the Library

So… I spend a bit of time each day telling the boys in my school library to get off of FaceBook.  I used to feel justified in making that request given that the library is for academic use and ...

Welcome!

OK, full disclosure: I have started this blog as part of an assignment as I begin my Masters in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.  I am excited about the course work and t...