Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Bloom's Digital Taxonomy & Web 2.0 Tools"

This popular and free Prezi slideshow allows you to click on each of the tools within each slide, in order to go to it and try it out: Bloom's Digital Taxonomy & Web 2.0 Tools.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Survey for School Librarians

From the InfoLit listserv:

Dear School Librarians,

The Florida State University PALM Center would like to invite you to participate in a survey. We are interested in gathering information from school librarians on how they are integrating technology in their schools. While there are no direct benefits to individual subjects, we hope the information obtained will help national organizations, policy makers, and researchers further articulate this role. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can stop answering questions on the survey at any point without being penalized.

If you agree to participate in the study, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. If you decide NOT to participate in this study, you will NOT be penalized. Research staff will only use your name and address (if provided by you) to send you additional information or for the drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card, if you indicate you are willing.

It is very important for us to learn your opinions so that we can better articulate the role of the school librarian in technology integration. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential to the extent provided by law.

Your name and contact information will not be shared with anyone outside the research project. All information from the study will be presented in the
aggregate: no individual responses will be used.

If you would like to participate in this research project, the survey can be accessed at Please complete the survey by July 1, 2010.
We are sending this to a number of lists. Please excuse the cross posting.
Thank you for your help.

Nancy Everhart, Director, PALM Center
Marcia Mardis, Associate Director, PALM Center

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New ALA Online Learning Site

Keith Fiels, Executive Director of ALA (American Library Association) announced "ALA Online Learning... a new section of the ALA website showcasing all web-based professional development opportunities across the Association."

Under "information literacy" on this page, are a number of interesting upcoming programs, including a self-guided course offered by PLA (Public Library Association), called “Understand How to Find, Evaluate and Use Information: Information Fluency”

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Save California School Libraries!" Button

Christina Cicchetti, librarian at University of California, Riverside, reports that there is a button available for sale that says "Save California School Libraries!" Illustrator, Brian Selznick designed the button, and it won first place in the School Library Advocacy Button contest.