You may recall I posted about a short story collection for use in the classroom a while back. Well I might have hit the jackpot, this post celebrates the best Speculative/Science Fiction/Fantasty short stories that were released by TOR in 2018. Enjoy!
Category Archives: digital literacy
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.
I worked for an Academic Library that offered a Roving Library Service, however this service was so dependant on having staff available it was never offered consistently. This was an issue where a great idea, was hamstrung by a tight personnel budget and just not enough support from the Management.
This article from Daniel A. Sobol highlights what happens when the initiative is supported and funded appropriately.
YALSA has produced a great diagram for what skills we need to work with our younger patrons. I’ve included the diagram for your information but please check it out for yourself.
A fantastic post on the Secret Society of Readers Can you keep a secret? by Amy Estersohn.
Absolutely love it! Anything that builds the love of Reading, and supports it, has to be a great idea!
Librarian outreach to faculty is critical for raising faculty awareness and understanding of library services and collections. Whether the outreach strategy entails printed or electronic communications, face-to-face or virtual meetings, presentations or programs, successful outreach adds to the library’s “return on investment” and “value of libraries” metrics and allows the library to move beyond its physical spaces to engage with its users wherever they are.
This is a great article by Barbara G. Tierney, University of Central Florida Libraries and Linda K. Colding, Florida Gulf Coast University and has application to the world of School Libraries.
Libraries aren’t just for books.
They’re often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It’s actually kind of magical. This week, we have stories of people who roam the stacks and find unexpected things that just happen to be exactly what they required.
Libraries are magic!