Category Archives: SJSU School of Library and Information Sciences

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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The Neuroscience of Reading — reflections for LIBR 263


Proust and Squid, the story and science of the reading brain, by Maryanne Wolf.2008. Harper Collins. 306 with Notes, Index. ISBN 978-0-06-093384-5 paperback. $14.95.(2008 hardback, harper Collins). I am really enjoying Proust and the Squid. Yesterday, I tried to concentrate on reading … Continue reading

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Memories of School Libraries Past due 9/4, LIBR 233


Describe your current understanding of the role and mission of school libraries.  What are/have been your experiences with school libraries and how has this colored your understandings of what a school library is and should be?  My understanding of school … Continue reading

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Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers, by Teri S. Lesesne


This book was required reading for my Libr 264 course on Tween Literature, and it is a worthwhile read. I liked the greyed boxes that gave mini list of different kinds of books such as Humor. There were also some … Continue reading

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Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers by John Gillespie and Catherine Barr


this very useful book is the Supplement to the First Edition. It covers “more than 2,600 titles published from early 2004 to early 2006, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources” (back cover). It includes both … Continue reading

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