Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gone Retro With the Help Desk

So how many of you remember from the retro days of a librarian sitting at the Help Desk when you were in college?  Yup, you just approached the desk and asked him/her a question and they were more than happy to help (well at least most of the time). I took an old desk removed the ancient desktop computer and made a Help Desk sign. I gave no instructions to my student aides and witnessed an intriguing outcome. They love to sit at the desk with their personal ChromeBooks and take on the help tasks. Whether it's distributing information on the Spelling Bee, giving out requested print jobs, searching for books in Destiny, or answering basic questions the library student aides love this prestigious position. Notice Helga (the decorated duster per student idea and design) in the photo who accompanies everyone at the Help Desk.  Sometimes those old concepts can find a place in our new diverse library environments. After all, we are all about helping.

Monday, October 24, 2016

October Book Trailers

With 3 years of promoting books using ThingLink presentations during the month of October, I thought it may help others to curate them in one location.  You can either show the book trailers on a large screen for the entire class to view or allow students to pull out their headphones and view only the trailers of interest.  Please feel free to use this in promoting books throughout the month of October.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ways to Make Your eBook Program Soar

As our eBook program continues to grow, I have shared our successes through a blog article in Follett Community.  If you are using Destiny you will want to join Follett Community. Please don't hesitate to contact me about any further information on this topic.

Click here to view my blog article in Follett Community.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Killer Thrillers

This time of year is one of my favorite times to share a variety of genres. Here's one of the Killer Thriller book trailer presentations used with classes to help motivate students to read. Using ThingLink with book trailers has been an incredible asset with my library programming.

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