What’s in a name?

Quite some time ago, I published a post called The Role of the 21st Century School Librarian that still seems to garner some attention.  In it, I spent some time wondering about what a School Libra...

Maker Heaven!

We celebrate the arts every year at our school through an Arts Week that brings together speakers and activities through many of the fine and performing arts.  We had some AMAZING speakers (photograp...

Boston Guided Inquiry Reflections

I started this week in Boston spending some quality time with Leslie Maniotes, two members of my school’s Social Studies Department and the Librarian from our Jr School.  We had the opportunity...

Guided Inquiry – One Overview

If you are looking for the, quintessential overview of Guided Inquiry, look no further.  You should be reading Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes, and Ann Caspari’s books on the topic Guided Inqui...

Access, access, access

I’ve been spending the last few weeks setting up new systems for our Learning Commons that will, hopefully, allow users (students and staff) to find resources more easily in our school library c...

No Longer a Maker Faire Virgin

I’ve been thinking, reading, and talking about the maker “revolution” for some time now, but have not actually been to a maker faire until today.  All I can say is WOW!  Thank god ...

Canadian School Libraries – Making connections

This has been a whirlwind of a few days.  Since picking up David Loertscher at the airport in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, he and I have nearly finished revisions on a new edition of his library c...

3D Printing – Progress thus far

I can’t believe that it’s been two weeks since I started working with the 3D printer.  The wind-up to school heading into the Christmas break has been unusually hectic and, while I’...

AASL – Final bog post

Well, I didn’t get to my blog post last night.  In some ways, yesterday was a more layer-back day, in others, it was filled with more great conversations and the development of deeper friendshi...