I LOVE LibGuides! I've come to realize that keeping the documents up-to-date on this blog is getting unwieldy, messy, and disorganized. I hate that! So I've updated and moved all the important documents and information from the "Documents for Librarians" page to my Nooks LibGuide located HERE or http://wilsonsd.libguides.com/SRNooks. I'll do my best to keep this LibGuide ... Read More about New LibGuide for Nook Resources!
I mentioned in my earlier post this week that despite all odds and time restraints I managed to find an age-appropriate, quality (and free!) book for 4th and 5th graders in "My Sparkling Misfortune" by Laura Lond which has won awards and is recommended for students in intermediate grades of elementary school through middle school. I ran into some trouble trying to put a digital record of it in ... Read More about MARC Challenges
The brave new world of ebooks has brought with it a tsunami of new authors who self-publish their own work instead of using traditional publishers. Much of it, in my opinion, is spam or junk. And getting a self-published book to stand out from the digital slush pile that is the Kindle and Nook ebook stores is a Herculean feat indeed. Readers are not accustomed to using expert ... Read More about Self-pubished book reviews…or lack thereof
Well, the year is certainly off to a start, and at the end of our third week of school, I have to say that I fully understand why some librarians might hesitate to take on a large project such as a Nook pilot program. It is a LOT of work. And frankly, I'm barely treading water to keep from drowning. Over the summer, I took advantage of BN's free Nook Book giveaway when they released Nook for ... Read More about New Year, New Challenges…
My first year of the Nook program has flown by in a whirlwind! I think overall implementing my program has been a very positive experience, and my final thoughts as I end the year are (in no particular order): I am blessed to work in a forward-thinking district, and to work with a supportive technology department that stood behind me and let me use the budding Guest network to connect and ... Read More about Reflections on Nook Program, Year 1