Daily Archives: October 7, 2008

6 posts

LIVE Banned Books Display

Via Kyle: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/10/03/library-celebrates-b.html Adrienne sez, “We’ve created a ‘live’ Banned Book Display at our library [Twin Hickory Public Library, Glen Allen, VA]. We have volunteer readers who sit in the display and read (silently) banned and challenged books. So far it’s gotten a lot of attention – we hear a lot of ‘Mom, what are those people doing in there?’ The best part has been hearing parents explain to their kids what the display is all about which is exactly what we wanted to happen!” Twin Hickory Public Library, Glen Allen, VA (Thanks, Adrienne!)

Ten Tips for 23 Things at SLJ

Helene Blowers presents “Ten Tips for 23 Things” in the new SLJ: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6600689.html I especially appreciate this one: 9. Enable transparency and practice radical trust. Transparency and radical trust are two of the cornerstones of the whole 2.0 movement, and these elements are no less important to the learning environment. In creating this effort to fully engage and empower the staff, my library had to assume an unprecedented trust in our employees and practice transparency when it came to communicating with them. Allowing staff members to blog openly and anonymously implies a great deal of faith and is not something […]

Tech Static

Take a look: http://www.thetechstatic.com/ The Tech Static’s creator, Rachel Singer Gordon, wrote Library Journal’s “Computer Media” review column from 2002 until it was retired in October 2008. She launched The Tech Static in November 2008 to fill the resulting gap in the library literature; few library-oriented publications currently review computer books. The Tech Static is focused on technology-related collection development in libraries. To this end, it contains: Reviews of current computer books Reviews of technology-related titles targeted at librarians Collection development articles (weeding, “must-haves,” balancing a computer book collection) Prepublication alerts Publisher press releases DVD and ebook reviews … and more! Contact Rachel with questions […]