Archive for April, 2009

Forum for Freedom to Read

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in censorship | No Comments »

Students met in our LMC this afternoon to discuss the West Bend censorship case.  These kids have spent an impressive year openly discussing/debating public issues, so it was no surprise ... Read more..

Duck Duck Go…..Web 2.0

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 Posted in learning spaces, reviews, uncategorized | 1 Comment »

There isn't generally much "new" about a new search engine, at least when it comes to their appeal among young adults. Google, with it's images and broad/deep search extras ... Read more..

HistoryRemix: Devaluing or Disbelieving Freedom…

Monday, April 27th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

In 2005, Paul Levinson presented a key note titled "The Flouting of the First Amendment" at Fordham University's Media Ecology Association Convention. Levinson went on to publish his thoughts ... Read more..

Getting Started with Classroom Blogging

Monday, April 27th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

Educational Consultant, Megan Poore moderates the blog Meg’s Blogagogy. The blog offers educators a tutorial in how to (and why to) use blogs in an educational setting, all the creating a ... Read more..

Pseudo-Learning Community

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 Posted in observations | No Comments »

I read an older post on "Blogging and Originality" put forth by Jennifer Macaulay, a recent grad student responding to Rachel Singer Gordon’s Oroberosity on The Liminal Librarian (a blog ... Read more..

The Great Gatsby a novel for OUR current time

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 Posted in LiteracyRemix | No Comments »

Just got finished teaching this classic novel and it's a wonderful book to be teaching in our current economic climate. The book is about the infamous Jazz Age and about ... Read more..

Too close for comfort…

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 Posted in observations | 5 Comments »

This case is simply too close for comfort.  Over the last week, headlines in the Daily News  have centered on a local censorship case that has become ugly enough to ... Read more..

Free Access at Your Public Library…

Sunday, April 19th, 2009 Posted in observations | No Comments »

Just before spring break, an administrator forwarded me a copy of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article titled Doyle Plan for Libraries Criticized.  The Wisconsin Library Association offers a breakdown of the ... Read more..

Shhhhhhhh…

Friday, April 17th, 2009 Posted in observations | No Comments »

Day of Silence...may be the only day I'm likely to shush someone in the library. Read more..

Spring Break and the Library

Friday, April 17th, 2009 Posted in multiple literacies | No Comments »

After a week of kicking back (well cleaning house) over spring break, thought I'd share DePauw University's Visual Resource Center take on Spring Break from the Library: Read more..