Category Archives: libraries

Yosemite Library


I will bet many of you do not know that Yosemite National Park has a Library. This gem is tucked away, upstairs from the Museum. Two days per week, people who love all things Yosemite may venture up the stairs … Continue reading

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LIBR 233 Semester Reflections on School Libraries and Challenges


LIBR 233 due Nov. 28.- Dec. 4 Reflect on the semester readings, discussions, assignments, etc. Has your vision changed? What are you looking forward to implementing in your school library program? What worries you about the profession? (Jobs, isolation). What … Continue reading

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Advocacy for the School Library


    What is the role of advocacy in the school library? To whom should you apply advocacy efforts? Why? In investigating advocacy efforts, what do you see that you like? What challenges are facing school libraries?     One role of … Continue reading

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Reflection: What is the mission of the modern school library?


3. What is the mission of the modern school library and how do the mission’s relate to the common beliefs?  After class discussion, and your thoughts last week how have your reactions to the common beliefs changed (maybe they haven’t).  … Continue reading

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Reflections on Library Censorship


5. Discuss the issues surrounding intellectual freedom, censorship, selection, and in loco parentis in school libraries.  Do not restrict your comments to print format only, and consider how long standing programs (such as AR, or highly restrictive filtering) may play … Continue reading

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Reflections on The New School Librarian, LIBR 233


“What is in a name? Over the last 25 years (probably longer) the title of School Librarian has morphed from school librarian to media specialist to teacher librarian. In Canada and California, and maybe other places we are officially teacher … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle and Roll, a movie


This is a fun movie starring a very young Renee Zellweiger. Rock and Roll is sweeping the nation: Fats Domino, the Charelles. There is still segregation but some people are trying to break down the barriers. The local high school … Continue reading

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