Now it is summer, 2009. I am taking 2 more courses in technology, plus district training. I will either be very frustrated or learn a lot. My half time library position was cut from the school. How discouraging. On the bright side, parents have rallied to raise money for the position, so I have some hope I may be there in the fall. Does anyone know of school library positions?
I looked at 5 library related blogs. Here are their names, addresses and something I liked or didn't like about them.
1. Calling all School Librarians. http://casl.wordpress.com. There is so much information here. It would take weeks to fully acquaint oneself with the blog. It makes me wonder who has the time to do all this?
2. Library Stuff. www.librarystuff.net. I skimmed the article called, "8 Reasons why this is Dumbest Generation" There were some interesting points...the effect of texting is that students don't know how to spell or use capitalization properly, they don't read much, etc.
3. Annoyed Librarian. http://annoyedlibrarian.blogspot.com/ I enjoyed this for a while because it was not so serious. The main annoyance seems to be jobs for librarians that are poorly paid, part time, but have hefty qualifications...paying someone with a master's degree $10/hour.
4. Library of Congress Blog. www.loc.gov/blog/ Again, this is a huge site with many diverse articles and their comments. One interesting thing I would like to learn more about is a teaching tool they have to teach kids about copyright, since they are exposed to that at a much earlier age. They use anime type characters to do some basic teaching via Cop E. Wright and have links to further information.
5. The Shifted Librarian. www.theshiftedlibrarian.com. This blog talks about the shift from pursuing information to receiving it. People no longer go out to get information (i.e. from a library) but information comes to them. The conundrum is then how to make libraries and their information portable, so that people can still benefit from the wealth of knowledge in a library, but they will receive it as they have come expect.