Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Time is Here!

Active artwork by one talented Vancouver elementary student
captures the joy and colourful nature of winter and play

It's Winter Reading Time:

Reading List Fever: this promotional youtube video reminds us of the importance of reading widely.

Check out Rex Murphy's Cross Country Checkup Annual Christmas Reading List for this and past years.

Browse the VPL's Staff Picks Fiction List for December or their Perfect Presents for Adults 2009.

If you have run out of reading ideas, try plugging the title and author of your last good read into The Book Seer for recommendations for your next book.

Want to catch up on professional reading? Here are some readings about assessment-for-learning.

How about the most recent (50th Anniversary) issue of The Bookmark? BCTLA members will be receiving the last-ever print version in the mail soon. Have you renewed your membership? Check for details at membersonline.

Into reading online? Try fora.tv's Programs on Books. While here, check many other programs about the economy, the environment, politics, culture, science, and technology to "feed your inner genius." Thanks for this website, Phil in HR.

Got an urge to brush up on some of the new digital tools and resources? Try the ERAC "EBSCO bundle" Toolkit, developed by TLs and featuring a great video with our Sylvia as "the star." Or have a look at the Smartboard information.

Why not consider the future of books and libraries with Doug Johnson's E-books, E-learning, E-gads! Thanks, Lana, for this one.

Here's one more promotional video for libraries and e-resources posted to BCTLA Forum by North Van's bookminder:

Otherwise, simply ...

Have a wonderful break!

PS: I'll be taking a break too but will be back
to blogging the school library scene in January.

1 comment:

meredyth kezar said...

missing your blogs again-I was briefly at the vsb today but didn't see your shining face!