Thursday, November 29, 2012

Accessing your eBooks and Catalist Books through your Destiny Catalog

Follett Destiny is making it so easy to access your eBook content and audiobook content right through the catalog. You can easily set up accounts that allow students to bypass the confusing usernames and passwords. Watch how easy this all is.....

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Myth #8 - Libraries are Quiet Places

Libraries are activity centers,

collaborative work spaces,

technology centers.

Which is a beautiful thing.  
But teenagers often come with one volume: On

 What about those students who want a QUIET place to read or study, 
away from the collaborators, away from the shushing?  

At my new library we solved the dilemma by creating a silent zone. 
The former locker-room turned yearbook-room turned storage-room turned 
mini-computer-lab has been repurposed again...
The Literature Lounge, named by students through a contest, 
is a cozy place, just off the main library floor, to absorb a good book.  
Teachers have been seen in here, laptops on laps, hard at work.  
We have even had one parent, while waiting for her child, doze off.  

It works like a charm.  No shushing needed.

How do you approach noise in your library?
Have you repurposed a space this year?

Please share your ideas and/or links to photos.