Friday, February 28, 2014

ALAO CMCIG Spring Workshop

CMCIG 2014 Spring Workshop
Keeping Pace: Changes & Trends
in Curriculum Materials Centers
April 4, 2014

Spend the day learning about how to keep pace with rapid changes and trends in Curriculum Materials Centers. Three main topics will be covered; edTPA basics and how CMC’s can support the teacher candidate assessment process, how to use Pinterest to market CMC’s and library resources, and a round table discussion featuring connecting CMC programs and events to your community.

A tour of The Works, Newark’s Children Museum and lunch are provided with registration.

This year's CMCIG workshop will be  held at The Ohio State University at the Newark Campus, Warner Library & Student Center Rm. WC #126, 1219 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055

Need more information?
Visit the ALAO web site for details and registration.

Have questions?
Contact Sharon Kerestes (skerestes at or Cheryl Ghosh (Cheryl.Ghosh at A workshop flyer is available on the ALAO web site.

(Another) Weekly Reader

Editorial: As Pretty Does
"Back in 1998, the Horn Book Magazine published a special issue devoted to picture books. With articles about picture book history, reviewing and writing picture books, and a baker’s dozen of first-person “Studio Views,” it became a children’s lit classroom staple and is easily the most requested special issue we’ve produced." -- Roger Sutton, The Horn Book, 2/28/14

Three Articles About Making Picture Books
"The additional reading for our first class comes from Horn Book Magazine‘s classic 1998 special issue on picture books. After you’ve read them, please come back to this post to comment. And as always, I hope this discussion will include more than just my students!" -- Lolly Robinson, Lolly's Classroom | The Horn Book Blogs, 2/22/14

8 Ways to Become a Better Boss
"Some get to be boss by luck and others earn their way into the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting proper training to manage. There is no sinister conspiracy at work--sometimes entrepreneurs focused on taking a product to market or heirs to family businesses find themselves in charge without knowing how to effectively manage people. Even great performers who rise to leadership positions may not have been trained to manage others." -- Kevin Daum, Inc., 11/15/13

Doing the Math: Managing Academic Libraries with Data in Mind
"This past December, LJ teamed up with Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) to dive deep into the use of data-driven decision-making in academic libraries in a series of three free webcasts. The series, moderated by Bonnie Tijerina, head of e-resources and serials at Harvard Library and ER&L conference coordinator—and made possible thanks to sponsorship by ProQuest, Springer, and Innovative Interfaces—­explored a range of strategies academic libraries are deploying as they use data to serve their customers more ­effectively." -- Ian Chant & Matt Enis, Managing Libraries | Library Journal, 2/5/14

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Weekly Reader

ALA and the Reunification of Librarianship
"The American Library Association (ALA)’s burgeoning budget crisis and dip in membership show the group is having a tough time thriving as a multitype library organization. It might be easy to cast a net of blame across the tepid economy, the aging profession, even entrenched leadership in ALA itself. But we think ALA’s membership woes are caused by a lack of unity across librarianship, a problem that is reinforced by ALA’s organizational structure and too narrow publications." -- Daniel O'Connor & Phil Mulvaney, Backtalk | Library Journal, 1/23/14

20 #EdTech Lovers Worth Following on Twitter
"Let’s assume, just for a moment, that you’re relatively normal – in your digital habits at least (no, not those ones, they’re weird). The chances are, therefore, that you have two routes to the things that interest you – either you seek them out (probably on Google) or they find you, usually through social media." -- Jimmy Leach, Edudemic, 2/27/14

"Why Did That Book Win?" A Children's Book Boston Discussion
"One hundred children’s booksellers, publishers, librarians, and students turned out for the second gathering of Children’s Books Boston, a group that encompasses area publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians, and educators. Simmons College was the setting for a panel on literary awards, inspired by the recent selection of the 2014 Newbery and Caldecott winners." -- Donna Spurlock & Karen Boss, Publishers Weekly, 2/25/14

4 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Online Interaction
"The education sector is rapidly changing and adapting to new technologies. Modern days have made educators go above and beyond with their teaching skills and learn to use new tools to innovate their style and create a better learning environment for students." -- Laura Iancu, Edudemic, 2/17/14

Why Leaving Something Behind is the Key to Interview Success
"One of the most common (and most important) pieces of job-searching advice out there is to be memorable. And there are lots of ways to do it — give a firm handshake, look the hiring manager in the eye, ask smart questions about the position or company, and show just how well you’d fit in with the team, to name a few." -- Angela Smith, The Daily Muse |  Business Insider, 2/25/14