Library Ties

“Tie”ing together my thoughts on school library media programs, technology, and education

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Catching-Up

October 27th, 2013 by Carl Harvey

As you may have noticed, the blog has been silent a bit since my return from Ireland/Scotland at the end of July.  It is hard to believe how fast time flies.  We got from the trip, school started at the beginning of August and we were off to the races.  The nice thing is starting so early in August, we now get a two week vacation for fall break.  Today is the last day and I have loved every minute.  For the first four years of my career, I was at a year-round school where we got 3 weeks off (which was also wonderful).  Its been twelve years since I left that position and was back on a traditional calendar, so I’m sooo glad to have some fall time off.

I’ve used the two weeks for a variety of things.  I went hunting for relatives in cemeteries working on our family tree.  I spent some time with my adorable nieces and nephews.  I did a long overdue revamp of my personal website I caught up on some projects both personally and professionally (but not all of them), and presented a webinar on edWeb.net on eBooks.

Speaking of edWeb, that’s a new project in that I’m presenting a monthly webinar on eBooks on edWeb in a community hosted by Rourke Educational Media.  So far we’ve done two, and we have a couple more scheduled before the end of the year.  It has been fun to see people questions and see that we’re all grappling with the same issues and concerns.  Come join us in the community for the conversations – http://edweb.net/eBooks/

AASL will be coming up soon, so preparing to head to Hartford, CT in a few weeks.  It looks to be a great conference, so I can’t wait.  It is always great to see the amazing things happening in school libraries all across the US.  We all have the same struggles, too, but I find conference is a great time to put some of that aside and celebrate the great things that are happening, too.  (and hopefully take some of those ideas back to my own library!)

We’ll see how often I can keep up with the blog posts, but hopefully more often than just once every three months! :)  Hope you are enjoying the last weekend of October!

 

 

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