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10

May
2013

In Reading Round Up

By Elizabeth Wroten

Reading Round Up: Makers and School Libraries

On 10, May 2013 | In Reading Round Up | By Elizabeth Wroten

Just a couple links this week. Two are related and the other is something I ran across through Pinterest.

  • Kollabora is a maker community where people can post and find projects. It’s mostly sewing and knitting with a bit of crafting thrown in. I thought it would be a pretty cool site to promote in a library that has an active crafting/knitting/fabric arts community.
  • David Lankes gave a presentation at the Texas Library Association about school libraries. I thought he made some really great points. “The school library is about exploration, not regurgitation.” I wish that was also true about the classroom, but that’s my topic for Monday. You can see the presentation here.
  • Maureen Sullivan published a piece on the Huffington Post about the state of school libraries. In it she talks about how important school libraries are, but that they are on the chopping block due to budget cuts. It’s a short piece well worth the time to read it.

 

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