Monday, November 10, 2008

Library Technology Week

"Worlds Connect @ Your Library" (Dec. 8-12, 2008)

During the Library Week this year we are planning to display digital projects made by students at school and/or at home. We would like the projects to reflect how technology has changed and expanded our world of communication. Personal/class web pages, games, broadcasting and podcast, video clips, digital photographs, blogs, and other projects will be displayed on computer workstations around the library. Students will have an opportunity to display their work and share their experience with peers,teachers, and parents.

Do you want to join and send us the works your students work at? Do you have any podcasts and video clips about your library, digital photographs you would like to be displayed in WBAIS library? Do you want to let your students see the works our students created and virtually visit our library? Technology allows us to share our works with any school in any area! If you are interested, we can think of the way to make it possible. Library Week is a perfect time to share experience.

Let's connect our students and have fun together!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Advisory Group of Librarians

The conference in Amman (Fall 2008) was special in several ways. It was beneficial to have training sessions with Wendy and Larry and two-day workshop with Doug Johnson. This conference was different from others that we all previously attended because we have started a dialog and shared ideas of how to connect our students.

We would like to have representatives in the NESA Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) to address our professional issues and/or concerns (Guidelines for Advisory Group from NESA PDAC). In order to do this, we need to organize an Advisory Group of NESA Librarians (AGL) that should consist of 6 - 8 members. The Group will work on instructional professional standards in librarianship, communicate with NESA school librarians, help librarians collaborate on educational units and projects and participate in professional discussions. It will also be engaged in organizing professional workshops and bringing professional speakers to NESA conferences and pursue group discounts for library database subscriptions.

Let us know if you are interested in joining the Advisory Group and ready to invest your time and commit to establishing professional support for NESA librarians.

Monday, November 3, 2008



This is our picture taken on the last day of the conference. Do you still remember it? If you couldn't stay for the last day, please post your picture in the blog yourself.

Doug Johnson gave us advice of how to keep up with new blog postings without going to the blog itself every day. Doug, correct me if I am wrong:
We need to go to Google Reader ( and subscribe to blogs we would like to follow by clicking on ADD Subscription and posting either the feed of the site or its URL. Don't delay and become a follower of our !