What Should I Learn in Library School?

In an attempt to be more streamlined and focused in Library School given keeping house and raising two children I decided to map out the remainder of my degree of required coursework and suggested courses for my chosen career pathway. Though I’m not committed to working in a set environment (I love academic, public and school libraries … Continue reading

Adventures in Instructional Planning: Guide on the Side

Librarians are in effect “service educators.” We provide informational service and instruction to persons from every walk of life with seemingly every type of information need. In the course of my LIS training I’ve had the opportunity to learn how to do more formal instructional projects including LibGuides, Subject guides, and Infographics. For a previous … Continue reading

Banned Books Week 2015

This year Banned Books week is 9/27 through 10/3. Here are the ALA’s most challenged books of 2014: The top ten most frequently challenged books of 2014 include: 1)      The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, … Continue reading

School Library Media/Materials: Media Items-Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast

Note: This post is an assignment for a School Library Media/Materials course. Wilson, T. V. & Frey, H. (2015, February 23). The road to Brown v. Board of Education. Stuff you Missed in History Class Podcast. Podcast retrieved from: http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-road-to-brown-v-board/ Wilson, T. V. & Frey, H. (2015, February 25). The aftermath of Brown v. Board … Continue reading