November 27, 2015

Not Your Mama’s Library Program: Lanyards give way to coding and power tools in summer tech camps nationwide


Computer coding programs and robotics are just some of the tools intrepid young patrons will be using this summer as school and public librarians nationwide gear up for technology camps.

The “Cheap and Cheerful” Librarian, Melissa Techman, Shares Tips on Pinterest

Melissa Techman rescued some discarded monitors to repurpose for library signage.

Melissa Techman has great ideas. So School Library Journal asked the K-5 librarian at Broadus Wood Elementary School in Albemarle County, VA, to guest curate a board of “cheap and cheerful” ideas on Pinterest.

Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond: Library “Makers” Share How It’s Done


Searching for some great ways to get kids hooked on creating digital content? Attendees at the October 17 Digital Shift event got some great tips from Wes Fryer, Melissa Techman, Liz Castro and Erin Daly, all participants in a panel on “Makers in the Library.”

Cool Links: Highlights from the National Art Education Conference


School librarian Melissa Techman attended NAEA in New York and gleaned some great art-infused ideas for the classroom and media center

YouTube for Schools Offers a Remedy–and Underscores Ongoing Filter Issues


YouTube has unveiled a new “safe” service to help teachers and students access the video-sharing giant’s vast treasures.