Sunday, October 30, 2011

We Have an Author in the House at New Trier Library

And, I'm not even talking about the upcoming Literary Festival on November 4...where we have a full line up of authors speaking to students.

What I recently discovered is an ebook published and co-authored by teachers and library media specialists:
School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come edited by
Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton
Foreword by R. David Lankes

Our own librarian, Linda Straube wrote an essay for


"Together We Light the Way"
Linda's essay speaks to the power of crowdsourcing our library work and she highlights a vast array of resources for every discipline via the Libguide Community.  Linda has been an "early adopter" in this area working tirelessly in at the New Trier Library to train colleagues in the use of the software enabling contributions to the larger sharing community.

In that same chapter I also enjoyed Joyce Kasman Valenza's essay: "I Want to Be an App".  Here Valenza writes about the necessity of going both virtual and mobile with our catalogs, our databases, and other electronic resources. Valenza argues that "mobile practice is no longer optional. Our practice should be cloud-based, participatory, portable, and attractive."

This crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries is written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors.
Get your free copy of this ebook in a variety of formats from

Available Ebook reading formats:

This book is free. 
FormatFull Book
Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser)View
Online Reading (JavaScript, experimental, buggy)View
Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps)Download
Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others)Download
PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing)Download

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