Archive for November 17, 2008

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SLJ Summit 08 – Just for Me, Just in Time, … not Just in Case

  Presenters can be found by scrooling dowen to near the bottom of the SLJ Wiki.   Metaphors: Joyce Valenza – Librarians are in the Idea business, connections, relationships, not about containers (see her fuller explanation at her blog posting). Not the grocery store but the kitchen – want everyone to be a cook and […]

SLJ Summit 08 – Can You Hear Me Now?

Mary Burkey (Audiobooker) led the panel discussion “Exploring the Audio/Ebook Experience”. Again, from the SLJ break-out session wiki scroll down until you reach the “Can you Hear Me Now” section.   This was a very good panel discussion. Many new tools were introduced and there was a constant stimulating pull between the downloadable ebook/audio book […]

SLJ Summit 08 – Keynote for Saturday Breakfast

Scott Traylor (360KID website, 360blog), told us many new things about gaming.   Nintendo (Wii) normally not as violent as other gaming platforms by other companies.   Checkout some of Nintendo’s older stuff, i.e. the virtual boy.   Nintendo introduced the two screen hand-held earlier now they have the two screen touch screen.   Check […]

SLJ Summit 08 – Reference in the Digital Age

From the SLJ Summit Wiki for break-out presentations scroll down until you come to the Reference for the Digital Age to get information about each presenter.   From the Reference Remix link you will see the questions discussed. If not yet, then later you will see some of the discussion surrounding each question posted to […]

SLJ Summit 08 – Creating and Managing Digital Video Content

WOW! The wiki resources for this panel discussion were far better than my notes.   First, go to the overview page and follow all the links. You will see a description of what each panelist presented with supporting links. Doug Johnson’s thoughts (some of them) are at his blog—Blue Skunk (read his blog postings between […]

SLJ Summit 08 – Keynote – Totally Wired

Anastasia Goodstein (Ypulse), author of “Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are really Doing Online” started the School Library Journal 2008 Summit.   If you have heard Joan Frye Williams speak then you have a very good idea what Anastasia (Totally Wired) said.   This post “Ypulse Essentials: Understanding The Transformer Generation, Afro-Latino Youth, Twitter […]

SLJ Summit – Vendors

Before lunch and the keynote, I had an opportunity to visit 4 vendors of the 20 or so that sponsored the summit.   First, I saw Scholastic BookFlix ( This product is similar to TumbleBooks. They both have turned children’s picture books into e-books viewed on the computer and/or projected onto a screen. BookFlix has […]

Rosen Publishing Dinner at SLJ Summit

  Thursday evening dinner with Rosen Publishing and many distinguished guests.   Rosen Publishing does things right. They brought 14 School Librarians together in a quiet private dining room and feed us physically and intellectually. We took almost the first hour introducing ourselves as each person told of something they were currently doing and the […]