When I tell people we’re getting to renovate and extend our library their first reaction is “wow, that’s amazing, you’re so lucky!”. And yes, prima facie it is so. But right now it’s feeling rather overwhelming. And ironically most of that is not so much to do with the change as the amount of preparation that needs to be done. Speaking of change – you … Continue reading Make-over update
Exploring storytelling using twitter is one of the many new “genres” in digital storytelling. Here is Andrew Fitzgerald explaining what it is: https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/andrew_fitzgerald_adventures_in_twitter_fiction.html Viking / Penguin have taken the lead in this new format and there is a dedicated website to some of the best examples. Continue reading What is twitterature?
Libraries in general, and some school libraries in particular are not known for having a surplus in staff. Many therefore consider turning to parent volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks. Some libraries manage this better than others, and here in Singapore, the Singapore American School is known in our network for having a very well run, well functioning library parent volunteer program. They … Continue reading Activity 2: Interview – running a successful parent volunteer program in a school library
Series There’s been quite a bit of chatter about the “de-dewification” of the library, if that’s the way to write it. Of course that all started way back, when people pulled their fiction out of the 800’s and sorted it by author, but the trickle seems to be turning into a flow. Graphic book Section While I was on the Singapore Study Visit, Ngee Ann … Continue reading Dewey didn’t do Geography