I had the pleasure last weekend of participating in a story time for military families on Fort Drum. Tell Me a Story is a program hosted by the Military Child Education Coalition and is intended to promote literacy and, according to the MCEC website, to “empower Military Children by […]
I am an elementary Teacher Librarian in Northern New York. I love learning, reading, exploring new places, creating and viewing art, hiking (especially in the ADK!), and life in general.
I am greeted as the “Lego Lady” when I enter my library and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m not the first library Lego Lady, and I won’t be the last, but I’m glad I am one for the moment. A few weeks ago, I met with the […]
It seems silly not to mention the fact that my last post here was eleven months ago. The last year has found me, and my household, adjusting to stay balanced to the many changes that have come our way in the last eleven months. Our Vagabond family moved […]
So there we were…with the majority of our Reference Services and Information Literacy class behind us, and with two major projects ahead, one of them a Library Pathfinder. A pathfinder is essentially a topic guide that contains carefully chosen resources that provide a launching point for research. While […]
The crying started with a visit to the university library. It was the middle of our residency week, and we had spent the previous few days discussing the importance of keeping our focus as librarians on community, innovation, collaboration, and creation. I had embraced the concepts of roving and […]
Our Title, My Friend, Was Blowin’ In the Wind One of the great pleasures of my summer 2011 gateway week in Syracuse was working with so many equally invested, passionate, and fun fellow students. Of the many group projects we did, our grand finale took the form of […]
Effective instructors are in tune with their students and able to shift gears with them. And they know when to pass out the mints.
My post about Ace the Library Dog led to some great questions and to a few friends sharing their experiences with similar programs. I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some a few interesting links regarding library dog programs. After exhaustive research (okay, after typing “library dog” […]
Ace, the Northern Onondaga Public Library Dog, came to visit our class along with his human, Meg. Ace is a registered Therapy Dog and Canine Good Citizen who spends his time working split shifts between three branches in the NOPL system. He also comes with his very own […]
The following are my personal Top Ten Take Aways from my first week on the road to New Librarianship. I’ll explore a few of these topics my next blog posts. 1. New Librarians embrace body art. 2. Mints invigorate students. 3. Librarians do not need to […]