Monday, May 23, 2011

"Green" is Making Me See RED

Follett shipped over 550 books in 22 boxes; one box had only 5 books in it. These are copier paper-sized boxes, too. Since they ship them in Dewey Decimal order, they do not stack books or place books at right angles to each other to fit more books in a box. Then they stuff the rest of the space in the box with all of this, what I presume to be, recycled paper.

The only "good" thing I can see to this process is that most boxes do not weigh more than 40 lbs. each. I certainly can figure out "Dewey order" by myself if it'll save a few trees!


Monday, May 02, 2011

eBooks & eReaders with Buffy & Jennifer

Buffy J. Hamilton and Jennifer LaGarde just presented the BEST hour of Professional Learning Network and Professional Development, educating educators about eReaders & eBooks for school libraries. 
Check it out:
  1. https://twitter.com/#!/buffyjhamilton
  2. https://twitter.com/#!/jenniferlagarde
  3. Search #tlchat at http://www.twitter.com
  4. http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/Digital_Books
  5. http://www.theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/
  6. http://lib-girl.blogspot.com/



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ebased library

I can't, ok I can, believe how many things there are to consider when switching to an e-based environment in a school library! Hardware... software... budget...electrical outlets... subscriptions...weeding... time allocations...personnel resources... vendors... trends...teachers... administration...students...parents...study halls & lunches...physical space...furniture...policies... Anything you want to add? Please? 8^}

Saturday, March 12, 2011

First time back since Jan. 2010?! Shame on me!