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Blog Posts by erica.compton
I absolutely love this idea developed by teen services staff at Seattle Public Library. What a great way to engage teens and get them reading. Sounds like alot of fun too. Here is a brief description of what they are doing:
What a great Teens and Technology course we had this year! Sue and I enjoyed traveling around Idaho for the regional workshops, working with local mentors, and meeting dedicated and talented library staff. Here is a snapshot of some of the data and information that was collected through evaluations and surveys.
I liked this article on the challenges facing librarians due to ever evolving technology. Love the title of a recent presentation he did called "When Did I Become Tech Support?: Shepherd in the Rural Digital Wilderness."
In a TechSoup for Libraries blog Jim Boyd writes:
Libraries across Idaho hosted Día events this year and by all accounts they had a great time. Pictures poured in and I was only able to use a small sample of images submitted. You can read all about the celebrations and see more pictures on the ICfL website here.
David Lee King wrote a great article for American Libraries called Facebook for Libraries. This is a "soup to nuts" article that discusses why Facebook is a great tool for libraries, how to set up a page and how to administer content.
A discouraging article from the L.A. Times about Rosemarie Bernier - a teacher in the LA Unified School who truly makes a difference to her students. She is one of 85 teacher-librarians facing layoffs due to budget cuts.
To get them off the payroll, the district is arguing that librarians don't teach and thus don't qualify for the seniority protections given to teachers.
It's not unusual for public libraries to set aside a large section or even an entire room for young readers. But as the population ages, many librarians are pondering how to better serve older visitors. They need to.
Lorry Hernández, a Garden City Public Library teen, demonstrated how much she values her library with her “You Are Here” video promoting the 2011 Summer Reading program to other teens. Hernández’s video was selected at the state level to be Idaho’s official “You Are Here” Teen Video Challenge winner for 2011.