I am currently very unhappy in my career (education) and would like to change to a completely different career (librarian). Please advise whether this would be a smart thing to do. [more inside]
What are the most important/relevant research studies and academic journal articles on the topic of art education advocacy? Now that this semester is coming to a close, I'm interested in doing some reading while I still have access to a university library. [more inside]
When should I let my child read Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? [more inside]
How do I find, collect, beg, borrow (but not steal) new books for a school library that is filled with 30 year old, out of date, books?
Boy brought home this ancient science book from the school library. I mean, so ancient that it was just flat out false. (It was about global warming, and had been written in the 80's and 90's. It was hopelessly out of date.) When I talked to the librarian about it, she said that they had almost no books newer than 10 years old, and that more than half the collection was over 25 years old. It is one of the oldest library collection in North Texas schools. [more inside]
Help me decide whether or not to go to library school. What is it like to search for jobs and work as a (special) librarian? [more inside]
Does anyone know of other online-only digital information management certificate programs similar to the one offered by the University of Arizona? I already have an MLIS, so I'm not interested in another Master's unless it's very in-depth and in a different field.
I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
Musicfilter. We are a high school library and we're putting together an intro video for sophomores on nonfiction. Anybody know any music that might apply? [more inside]
WebLibary filter: MeFites, in your opinion what is the BEST web library for art journals and books a la, Questa? [more inside]
I need to find a good spot to study. I like libraries, particularly of the academic sort. What's the most congenial library in the Baltimore, MD area? [more inside]
When do students need to go to a library? I'm writing a lesson plan for teachers to use when teaching research to middle schoolers. Most kids probably figure the internet is the ultimate source for research, and wonder why anyone would bother going to the library. I'm trying to answer that question: this is what I have so far. [more inside]
I'm trying to build a library on education issues, especially alternative education and private schools. I'm skipping the dry or textbook-y stuff. What books or publications shaped the way you think about schools and teaching? [mi] [more inside]