Librarian Grab Bag


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Librarian Grab Bag

  1. 1. "As a general rule, librarians are a kick in the pants socially, often full of good humor, progressive, and naturally, well read.  They tend to be generalists who know so much about so many things that they are quite the opposite of the boring old poops they have been made out to be.  Most of them are full of life, some even full of the devil." -- Bill Hall, editorial page editor, Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune, Sept. 9, 2001.  
  2. 2. Why I Became a Librarian Categories: Love Teachers Students Helping/teaching Books Reading Technology Role models Results 156 instances, 97% 64 instances, 48% 79 instances, 59% 75 instances, 56% 96 instances, 72% 58 instances, 43% 11 instances, 8% 48 instances, 36%
  3. 3. Let’s talk books…. <ul><li>Booklists </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Best books for… (children’s notables and BBYA) </li></ul><ul><li>Follett book lists </li></ul><ul><li>Hot new Trend we need to know about! </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic novels </li></ul><ul><li>Free e-books </li></ul><ul><li> Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Personal books and booktalks – advertise!! </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Booktalks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Now onto choosing good literature! <ul><li>What do teens like? Find the research and start delving!!! </li></ul><ul><li>“Teens get it: “Reading Matters” </li></ul><ul><li>“A Portrait of Popularity: An Analysis of Characteristics of Novels from Young Adults’ Choices for 1997” </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires/forms </li></ul><ul><li>Reading preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the Reader’s development (Yes….it’s a refresher course : ) </li></ul><ul><li>Stages of Literary Appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescent Development </li></ul>
  5. 5. This can be scary….
  6. 6. Listserv Sites – Your questions answered Texas Library Association LM-NET listserv archives TLA LM-NET
  7. 7. Handy Virtual Tools to Own bookmarks Online storage Research tools
  8. 8. Collaborate!! Question – how important do others see the library on your campus? Information for the district: Texas School Libraries Report Information for administrators: Bi-annual snapshot of the library Information for teachers: Pathfinders and websites PS- keep a folder!
  9. 9. Some favorite websites…. <ul><li> - Cool book review site! </li></ul><ul><li> – All things YA and more! </li></ul><ul><li>Know your genres – </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s literature web guide – ultimate in children’s books! </li></ul><ul><li>Wired For Youth – Austin Public Library website for teens </li></ul><ul><li>YA Books Central - another great YA lit site! </li></ul>
  10. 10. And some more! <ul><li>Library professional websites: </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Teri Lesesne </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Barry Bishop </li></ul><ul><li>Booktalking groups </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Joni Bodart </li></ul><ul><li>Library job search/certification </li></ul><ul><li>TASANET </li></ul><ul><li>Certification in the United States </li></ul><ul><li> Library jobs in the United States </li></ul>
  11. 11. Things to look for in the future <ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul>