Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Internet Competency

I searched on Google using the term Texas school libraries and found the website for the Texas Association of School Librarians, which is a division of the Texas Library Association.
Upon visiting the site, I found several links to useful information for school librarians plus local conferences to be attended. Texas is divided up into districts, so each district has its own conference.
I found this to be a practical site for a school librarian in that the association provides networking and training for members along with the much-needed advocacy.
URL: http://www.txla.org/

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Social Networking- MySpace

I found this site under MySpace. I'm still not competent in that area even though when I went to MySpace I saw that my daughter had her own email listed on it!
This group based out of Fort Worth/Dallas is an online book club for people who just like to read.
Even though my blog site is based on school librarians, I like to read and am willing to bet that most librarians like to also.

Group Url: http://groups.myspace.com/libraryfolks
Ladies & Lads of Library Land

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Literature & Arts
Type: Public Membership Founded: 23 Jun 2004, 11:40 PM Location:: DFW, Texas - US Members: 1008

Multimedia Competency

My blog site topic is how librarians can help teachers and how to increase students' reading.
I found a flow chart created by the librarian for her junior high school in New Jersey. This would be a nice visual for students to refer to when they are in the library for research.

Web site created by Kathy Rohr, LibrarianWest Essex Junior High SchoolURL: http://euclid.westex.org/krohr