Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps

Taking Baby Steps Towards Starting a Makerspace As you know if you’ve been following my blog and Twitter account, I’m a bit obsessed lately with the concept of Makerspaces in libraries.  I’ve been brainstorming and grant writing. I’ve been telling everyone I know about my vision for what I want my school’s library Makerspace to … Read more

Why Libraries are More Than Books, But Still Need Them

Recently,  changes in Pasco County’s media centers have been making the news.  Pasco is adjacent to my school district, so naturally I’m interested in what’s going on next door.  Last year they eliminated their media specialists, much to the chagrin of their parents and students.  Now they’re talking about modernizing their media centers to keep up … Read more

FAME 2013 Conference

Just before Thanksgiving break, I attended my state’s media specialists conference, FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education).  It was an amazing, enlightening experience.  I got to mingle and network with other library professionals, attend some great breakout sessions and workshops, and meet up with some fabulous authors.  I look forward to this conference every … Read more