The Adventures of Library Girl:
The purpose of Jennifer LaGarde’s Blog titled The Adventures of Library Girl is to empower and inspire educators, students, future school librarians, and even current librarians to follow their passionate and drive of being in a library setting. She gives great ideas for educators and students to explore. From her #30secondbooktalk Challenge to her daily videos of the Best Part of Her Day, Jennifer LaGarde’s Blog is a fun worthwhile addition to any school librarians arsenal of ideas.
In this most recent post entitled, “My Year with Evergreen Schools“, Jennifer talks about using Thumbprint biographies to have teacher librarians revisit their ‘whys’ they wanted the job. She uses technology such as Padlet to introduce her ‘students’ to online conversations. Overall, the post has some great ideas and thoughts about asking the question of ‘Why?’ and how we could possibly get students thinking creatively and conversing in passionate productive online conversations.
Why This Blog? You may be asking yourself this very question. Well, friend, I can tell you that you will find many great ideas. One of which would be how to start a book club, and how to run an online book club. Overall, The Adventures of Library Girl is a great engaging experience that I highly recommend aspiring and current librarians use to stimulate creative ideas and to even find ways of engaging students and staff in a unique and inspiring way.
I would give this blog: 4.5 roses out of 5.
American Association of School Librarians’ Blog, Knowledge Quest, gives current and aspiring librarians everything they need to knew about in through and interesting blog post dealing with many topics. Whether your topics be about the new AASL Standards, Student engagement, or Intellectual Freedoms; Knowledge Quest is the place to go.
Knowledge Quest explores the newest of theories, practices, and disciplines for school librarians. The blogs are engaging and easy to read without too much jargon.
Ready to get Creative for the Summer? Trying not to fall into a creative slump? In one of the most recent blog post from Knowledge Quest, “4 Ways You Can Get Creative this Summer“, you’ll learn some quick and easy tips to not letting yourself stagnant in your creative juices over the summer break.
Why This Blog? Good question. This blog needs to be added to your library of resources because of all the useful information that it contains. Not to mention how easy it is to navigate and find blogs on any library related topics.
5 out of 5 rose rating!
The Daring Librarian:
Gwyneth A. Jones’ Blog, The Daring Librarian, is a fresh and exciting blog filled with exciting tips and cool technology strategies to engage students and teachers. Whether you need ideas for summer reading list (it is mostly geared toward middle school librarians and teachers) or a list for diverse books; Gwyneth A. Jones has the monopoly on great ideas.
Her technology tips are great ways to connect to students and let them have fun in the library/educational setting. In her post, 5 Fab Ways to Animate Your EduLife, Gwyneth A. Jones teaches readers how to take Bitmojis to the next level were you can add your Bitmojs to make your own personalized websites, classroom signs, worksheets, etc…
Why This Blog? Another excellent question! This blog not only makes it easy and fun to learn about the different types of technology and books in the world that educators and librarians have access to, but it also practices what it preaches but having a colorful display and array of the technology talked about in each post.
4 out of 5 roses rewarded!
LaGarde, Jennifer. “The Adventures Of Library Girl”. Librarygirl.Net, 2018, http://www.librarygirl.net/. Accessed 30 May 2018.
Rendina, Diana et al. “Knowledge Quest | AASL”. Knowledgequest.Aasl.Org, 2018, https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/. Accessed 30 May 2018.
Jones, Gwyneth. “The Daring Librarian”. Thedaringlibrarian.Com, 2018, https://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/. Accessed 30 May 2018.
“Famous Quotes At Brainyquote”. Brainyquote, 2018, https://www.brainyquote.com/. Accessed 2 June 2018.