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Floyd Pentlin

Floyd Pentlin's Public Library

  • o how do we already curate information and how can we re-imagine traditional methods to leverage digital curation tools? Sometimes our curations are very specific. We provide pathfinder pages and reading lists to support specific inquiry and research units. We collect websites to introduce big ideas to help students connect to prior learning at the beginning stages of their research. Our online Knowledge-Building Centres integrate information sources into an online learning community. Our library websites are used as starting points for learning about information literacy, digital citizenship and information ethics. We connect readers to their interests with “great reads” lists, collections of author and award websites, online book trailers and fan fiction websites.

  • Teacher of the Year Awards to Christy Hermansen, primary school library and media specialist

  • At Coleman, adjustments have already begun in the library as the school looks for new sources of revenue.

        

    "I've got Scholastic Book Fair funds and that's book profit that I use. I'm applying for every grant I can find, which I've already got a couple of those awarded to me," said Librarian Suzanne Thomas

  • ut 87% say these technologies are creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans” and 64% say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.”
  • today’s technologies make it harder for students to find credible sources of information

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

  • How do I cite a tweet?

       

    Begin the entry in the works-cited list with the author’s real name and, in parentheses, user name, if both are known and they differ. If only the user name is known, give it alone.

       

    Next provide the entire text of the tweet in quotation marks, without changing the capitalization. Conclude the entry with the date and time of the message and the medium of publication (Tweet). For example:

       

    Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual). “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).” 1 May 2011, 3:58 p.m. Tweet.

       

    The date and time of a message on Twitter reflect the reader’s time zone. Readers in different time zones see different times and, possibly, dates on the same tweet. The date and time that were in effect for the writer of the tweet when it was transmitted are normally not known. Thus, the date and time displayed on Twitter are only approximate guides to the timing of a tweet. However, they allow a researcher to precisely compare the timing of tweets as long as the tweets are all read in a single time zone.

       

    In the main text of the paper, a tweet is cited in its entirety (6.4.1):

       

    Sohaib Athar noted that the presence of a helicopter at that hou

  • 54. Posting to an online discussion list When possible, cite archived versions of postings. If you cannot locate an archived version, keep a copy of the posting for  your records. Begin with the author’s name, followed by the title or subject line, in quotation marks (use the label “Online  posting” if the posting has no title). Then proceed as for a short work from a Web site (see item 35). 


     

    Fainton, Peter. “Re: Backlash against New Labour.” Media Lens Message Board. Media Lens, 7 May 2008. Web. 2 June 2008.

  • 54. Posting to an online discussion list When possible, cite archived versions of postings. If you cannot locate an archived version, keep a copy of the posting for  your records. Begin with the author’s name, followed by the title or subject line, in quotation marks (use the label “Online  posting” if the posting has no title). Then proceed as for a short work from a Web site (see item 35). 


     

    Fainton, Peter. “Re: Backlash against New Labour.” Media Lens Message Board. Media Lens, 7 May 2008. Web. 2 June 2008.

  • 54. Posting to an online discussion list When possible, cite archived versions of postings. If you cannot locate an archived version, keep a copy of the posting for  your records. Begin with the author’s name, followed by the title or subject line, in quotation marks (use the label “Online  posting” if the posting has no title). Then proceed as for a short work from a Web site (see item 35). 


     

    Fainton, Peter. “Re: Backlash against New Labour.” Media Lens Message Board. Media Lens, 7 May 2008. Web. 2 June 2008.

  • Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)

    FRBR (sometimes pronounced fer-ber) is the ‘fairy godmother’ of RDA (Welsh and Bately p. xv). FRBR enables search results to be displayed in a simpler, clustered format making it easier for the user to locate the item required. This can be best explained using an example. Currently library management systems are based on catalogue records for individual items; that is, there is a separate record for each format of a work. A search for The Hobbit will list a number of format versions of the work, which must be scrolled through. Using a ‘FRBRised’ catalogue, all work titled The Hobbit will be clustered under one heading which can be expanded into formats (eg audio, print, ebook) and then further into editions and holdings. NLA’s Trove discovery screen is, what the NLA call, FRBR-like (National Library of Australia n.d.). A search for The Hobbit in Trove will initially bring one result, with the option to view all formats and editions.

  • Title Statement (NR
  • Subfield  c contains the statement(s) of responsibility and  any other information which follows relating to the  title.

  • The variable data fields are grouped  into blocks according to the first character of the tag,  which identifies the function of the data within the field.  The type of information in the field is identified by the remainder of the tag.  The blocks are:

      
                                                               
    0XXStandard numbers, classification numbers, codes
    1XXHeadings (authoritative and reference)
    2XXComplex see references
    3XXComplex see also references
    4XXSee from tracings
    5XXSee also from tracings
    6XXNotes
    7XXLinking entries
    8XXAlternative graphics
    9XXReserved for local implementation

  • a contains the extent of the item. For books  this includes the number of pages or number of  volumes
  • b contains other physical characteristics of an item, such as identification of illustrative  matter, coloration, portraits, etc
  • c contains the dimensions of the item.  Dimensions are given in centimeters for books, scor

  • a the place of publication is entered and  the state, province, or country is added to  distinguish between same name places.
  • a the place of publication is entered and  the state, province, or country is added to  distinguish between same name places.
  • b the publisher or distributor is entered  with as much information as needed to distinguish it  from a similar body.

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  • To get kids going, he’s created a project called “Mapping Media to Common Core,” which features “12 different products that students can create,” including their own ebooks, he says. (Fryer’s slide deck embedded below)
  • To get kids going, he’s created a project called “Mapping Media to Common Core,” which features “12 different products that students can create,” including their own ebooks, he says. (Fryer’s slide deck embedded below)
  • One of the things that Common Core requires kids to do is to be digitally publishing their work,” explains Fryer. That’s why during the last six months, Fryer has helped elementary and middle school kids at Oklahoma’s Yukon Public Schools build their own ebooks with text, images, audio, and hyperlinks. It was while working with second graders that Fryers says he experienced a tech-based epiphany: “touch tablets and great apps”—like Book Creator—“can really empower students to do things they wouldn’t have been able to do independently,” he says.

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  • This past week, we had all freshmen classes take an assessment that is considered a standard in this area. (The test shall remain nameless.) Its focus is on particular research skills. It asks questions about things such as Boolean searching, MLA format, etc. etc. I immediately follow the test by teaching a class about information during the second half of the period.

  • discussed lobbying.
  • we should encourage businesses to come in and work all day.

  • She says we may not need clerks anymore but we will need the librarian more than ever.

  • I think they would be more inclined to seek professional development opportunities from the school librarian.
  • It would even be a good idea for the classroom teachers to put a blurb in their weekly newsletters about the library media program.
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