Sunday, June 28, 2020

Six-foot distancing to be maintained at start of school-year

Six-feet of distancing will be maintained for at least the first month of back-to-school. That's according to a joint update issued this past week from the Sonoma County Office of Education and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

ALA Virtual 2020 : An Appreciation

ALA Virtual 2020 : Community Through Connection was my first ALA Conference. With this video, I thank numerous individuals and supporters who made this event possible.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Book-Talk : ‘Class Act’ by Jerry Craft

In my latest ‘Book-Talk’ video: Jerry Craft, author of the Newbery Medal-winning New Kid, will release a companion graphic novel this fall. Class Act will be published Oct. 6, 2020, by HarperCollins Publishers.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Video: Setting up user profile in school library catalog

My latest video on YouTube is about creating a user profile in the library catalog for Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts. I know that with physical-site closures since March and school-year now at an end, many students were not able to return books that they had out from the library. Through setting up their profile, they can look up, and renew, any books that they have out from our library. Hopefully that will give them one less thing to worry about during the summer months. This video is intended to be first in a series about using the school library catalog.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Narwhal statue at SRCSA

Check out this Narwhal statue, created for Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts by Patrick Amiot and Brigitte Laurent of Patrick Amiot Junk Art. Made from repurposed materials, the statue depicts a Narwhal (the school mascot) juggling various objects related to education and the arts. The title of the book being juggled by the narwhal, All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, was the winner among several nominated titles that were put to a vote.