“(If you’d like to follow my journey through these 12 stages, I’ll be live tweeting @DanikaEllis!)”
“Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is–well, self-explanatory for the most part. It takes place every April and October, and it is a huge internet book party! I love it! (Unsurprisingly, because I’ve writtenabout ita bunch.) There is a misconception about the readathon I’d like to address, though. For some reason–who knows why!–people seem to think you have to read 24 hours during the 24 hour readathon. You can, of course! But you can also just read as much as you want to. I’ve stayed up the full 24 hours before, though I did take breaks during a few of the hours. I usually regret it, though. Here is my experience of reading for 24 hours: Continue reading Twelve Things That Happen When You Read for 24 Hours Straight→
We are passing on this call for your contributions! Remember: if you want to write something up, but are not sure where to start, we can help you from CMLE Headquarters!
Call for proposals–EXTENDED
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University
Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct. This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.
Proposals are now being sought for an edited collection entitled The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The volume, which is scheduled for publication by ACRL in 2018, will provide librarians with an introduction to key theories, research, and practices that underpin the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL), as well as case studies of how these theories are being used in library instruction. The book offers a mix of theoretical and practical views of the topic designed to deepen librarians’ understanding of SoTL and enable them to apply theories to their own instructional practices.
You already know that here at CMLE Headquarters, we love nothing more than gushing about the work our libraries do. Now we want to have some visuals we can use to show off libraries!
And thus: Our first CMLE Library Snapshot Day!
Thursday, take photos in your library of the things you have, the programs you provide, materials on the shelves, staffers hard at work (ask their permission first, please!) – whatever goes into making your library a wonderful resource. No need to do anything special; we want to see a typical day in the life of our libraries.
This is part of a national program, where people in libraries across the country take photos to show off their libraries. We do not all do this on the same day; but the results can be exciting to view as a big group, and can be powerful tools in showing stakeholders the range and diversity of the work we do in libraries!
From ALA: “Holding a library snapshot day is a simple way to prove that libraries provide invaluable services to our communities.” We agree that all our libraries across CMLE – school, academic, public, and special – are providing invaluable services, and we want to show it!
You can email photos to us; or if you have social media and want to share photos there, just tag them with #CMLEPhotos. We will collect photos, and add them to our website.
What if you miss it on Thursday? We will still be happy to take your photos from this week and display them!
We are looking forward to seeing the great work you are doing!
This group visit has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 9th at 2PM! We hope you can join us!!
It has been great to visit our member libraries, with groups of CMLE members (and fans! all are welcome) – and we will keep up this program!! We are working on visiting all types of libraries, as we are a multitype system. We have much more in common in services and programs and materials, than the small differences in the focus of our different libraries.
Our next visit will be to the Buffalo High School. We will tour this library on Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00. As always, we understand if people are coming from work and other obligations; so feel free to come a little late or depart early.
We will have two cars leaving from CMLE Headquarters, and you are welcome to ride with us if you would like to do that. There is plenty of parking here, where you can leave your car.
We would love to see all of you there, and will have a report back for anyone who is not able to make it. If there is interest, we may go have a late lunch/snack/chatting time after this visit. It’s always good to have a chance to see each other in person, and we should take advantage of it!