Weekly Round Up (#36)

There’s nothing that ever says a shared link has to be from something published this last week. I like to share anything and everything that I have found interesting, even if it’s a few months, and quite possibly a few years old!

My feature consists of an average of 10 links that I fell in love with, or at least felt the need as an information specialist to share with you, whether you’re just an avid book reader or a librarian who hasn’t seen this particular article yet. Sometimes I share Youtube videos, and maybe I’ll one day be thematic! But for now, please enjoy the following links, and feel free to share your own in the comments down below.

The Links

  1. What phase in the “saying no” process are you?

What happened this week:

Banned Books Week 2015

I did a preview sesh with my kids on Friday. Although I was peppered with the same questions they asked last year, I also had students who were panicking (only slightly) – apparently, as soon as you say banned they immediately assume these books aren’t available to them. NOT THE CASE! So I spout the same lines I will continue to repeat for the remainder of the week, always comforting them that these books are available for circulation whenever they’d like.

On the display, I’ve decided my Folkmanis puppet Dewey was to keep a watchful eye over the display. He did a good job and nothing was out of place. The shelf will be moved away from the wall and hopefully students will take advantage to taking photos of each other “getting caught” reading a banned book. This was also my way of introducing my new hashtag for our library #McTavishReads. It’s easy to remember and whenever the kids felt like taking a “shelfie” they can let our school know they’re having fun while reading.

Stay tuned for upcoming book fair stuff! 🙂

I also got around to downloading the Overdrive app on my phone. I couldn’t find my tablet charger to download audiobooks, so I figured it was about time to link myself up. But at the time I was already reading a book and didn’t want to download more, but between my local library and the libraries in Edmonton, I have at least 30 titles “saved” for later 😉

For a chapter in my Sociology course, I was presented with the challenge to write up a 5-page (faux) research proposal on a topic of my choosing. I figured it was only fitting that I write about something associated to things I am familiar with. My research question is: Does the introduction of literacy at an early age influence the reading habits of young adults. Needless to say while looking for articles to “help” with my research, I found a whole bunch of articles to read in my spare time.



About Black ' n Write Reviewer

I'm a junior high librarian finding her way into the lives of her students through the art of literature.
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