Category Archives: Connecting

Nature-based literacy – building lifelong learning and connecting kids to nature

Nature-based literacy is combining reading with being outdoors, helping kids (and adults) develop a love for both, and nurturing a lifelong connection to nature and learning. Having been an environmental educator for more than 30 years and a librarian for … Continue reading

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Google Reader Bundles Make Sharing Resources Easy

A great way to easily find and share resources is through Google Reader Bundles. You can create them, share them, and subscribe to other people’s bundles using the “Browse for Stuff” feature in Google Reader.  If you have followers or … Continue reading

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10 (Techy) Blogs Every Librarian Should Follow

Want to keep up with some of the best trends and thinking in library land? Start with these blogs… Tame the Web: Libraries, Technology, and People – Michael Stephens -Assistant Professor at Dominican University and soon-to-be Assistant Professor at San … Continue reading

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Can Libraries Take the Lead in Connecting Families to Nature?

Today I presented an idea to southwest Florida library folks at the SWFLN Paraprofessional Day: take the lead in connecting children and adults to nature in your communities – through partnerships, collection development, programming, facility use & design, cultural connections, … Continue reading

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Library Blogs for Librarians

The Open Directory Project has a huge and diverse collection of library weblogs that would be a helpful resource for any librarian wanting to find good blogs to follow as part of a personal learning network. Check it out and … Continue reading

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Collaborative Poem Challenge: Celebrate Books, Libraries, & the Earth

Join the fun… contribute to this collaborative poem! April is for celebrating a lot of my favorite things: National Library Week (April 10 – 16), Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) Month, National Poetry Month and Earth Day. So, what better way … Continue reading

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