By Jessica on May 2nd, 2013
Not long ago, we asked people to submit questions that they have always wanted to ask a librarian but never had the chance to. I want to thank everyone for all of their tweets! Today I get to answer some of the questions posed to me.
How did you know you wanted to be a librarian?
When I was studying for my undergraduate degree in history, I became interested in how information was organized to be found again. After many conversations with the subject librarian at my university, I decided that I wanted to go to graduate school for library science instead of history.
What’s the hardest part about being a librarian?
The hardest part for me is trying to overcome the stereotypes of what everyone believes a librarian does. My job is very technical and requires a great deal more knowledge of IT than most people believe. (more…)
By Tyler on May 1st, 2013
“If you think you can catch the bus, you will run for it.” –Lee Peng Yee. This quote is a favorite of mine. It’s also become one of the guiding principles behind the development of our new MATH 180 program. It says something very fundamentalmore… full post
By Alex on April 30th, 2013
In celebration of the much anticipated launch of MATH 180, we encouraged you to join our #MathPics photo contest for some math-focused fun and a chance to win some prizes! Here are the winners for the second week: 1.) Math is everywhere, evenmore… full post
By Megan on April 29th, 2013
Fact: Early and sustained summer learning opportunities improve academic outcomes for children and lead to higher graduation rates and better preparation for college. Studies show that reading during the summer months isn’t something kids simplymore… full post
By Megan on April 26th, 2013
Do you have plans on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 9pm EST? Dinner date? Movie? Maybe a show? You might want to take a rain check. Instead, swing by the Parents Facebook page for a live chat about summer reading. See below for more details! Bestmore… full post
By Dante on April 25th, 2013
On Tuesday, Megan introduced you to the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau. Definitely check out her post to learn more about what makes him stand out! Charbonneau was honored by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremonymore… full post
By Megan on April 23rd, 2013
…high school science teacher Jeff Charbonneau, from Zillah, Washington! Here’s what you need to know about the 63rd National Teacher of the Year (aside from that fact that he’s a pro when it comes to teaching): Charbonneau has been teaching formore… full post
By Alex on April 23rd, 2013
A water fountain is an example of a parabola In celebration of the much anticipated launch of MATH 180, we encouraged you to join our #MathPics photo contest for some math-focused fun and a chance to win some prizes! Without further ado, heremore… full post
By Morgan on April 22nd, 2013
Last week, Dante showed you all the great ways the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is reporting on this year’s Earth Day. And today it’s here! Happy Earth Day 2013! According to earthday.org, more than a billion people in 192 countries aremore… full post
By Suzanne on April 22nd, 2013
If you’re at a reading conference, why not speak with someone called the Book Whisperer? I caught up with Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer and the forthcoming Reading in the Wild, at the IRA convention this weekend in San Antonio.more… full post