Embrace Imperfection and Know Your Audience

imperfect flowerYesterday at the Technology workshop, Cole Zrostlik and Colleen Zertler talked about STEAM programs, particularly ones that use technology.  They both had excellent ideas, and two points really stuck out for me for being helpful when thinking...

ALSC Summer Reading Lists

The Association for Library Service to Children (of the American Library Association) has produced recommended reading lists for kids to enjoy over the summer.  They come as part of 3 brochures–divided by age group, which they invite libraries to print...

Librarians and Resilience

I attended a conference put on by the Eau Claire Brain Team yesterday, and one of the sessions was about ACEs–Adverse Childhood Experiences–and the long-term health effects ACEs can have.  But also about ways to help mitigate their effects by helping...

On Winging It

Birds in flightI was reminded again today of the grace of librarians.  In Eau Claire every April, there is a monumental effort on the part of schools and the library to have every first grade class from every school visit the library.  This is a tremendous...

Nominate a School Librarian!

This came across my email today and I thought it looked like a great way to recognize the fabulous elementary and middle school librarians in our midst.  It’s super-fun to nominate amazing people for being amazing…Just saying…Do you know a...