Archive for the ‘blogs’ Category

Canadiana

A blog concerning Canadian history can be found at:  http://www.canadiana.ca/en/blog

It provides access to a fee based database, partially accessible to the public.  In it you will find interesting books that have been digitized such as, The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks, 1656 – 1680, by Ellen H. Walworth.   I have not read the book in its entirety but it appears to provide a ‘white’ perspective of the Mohawk peoples at that period historically.  One can only wonder what Kateri would make of it.

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Blog about Library Instruction

Below is a particularly useful blog about library instruction written by Iris, a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Carleton College in Minnesota.

http://pegasuslibrarian.com/about

One of her articles in particular discusses learning outcomes http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2010/10/using-learning-outcomes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PegasusLibrarian+(Pegasus+Librarian)

using action words from Bloom’s taxonomy http://pegasuslibrarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Blooms-Taxonomy.pdf

which I find especially useful.  It helps to emphasize what students learn as opposed to what is being taught.

News & Views on E-books …

http://www.teleread.com/

Legal Issues Blog

http://www.slaw.ca/

The above looks like an interesting site for legal research and/or opinion.

Mystery/Crime Writing

Thanks to Deborah Black for directing me to this link, a list of Mystery/Crime Writing that is not North American.

http://networkedblogs.com/p29339810

Y/A Materials

The following is a link to a great blog to use as a resource for reviews of Y/A materials:  http://www.greenbeanteenqueen.com/

Blogging as a Professional Development Tool

My latest post to the YALSA blog is a discussion on blogging as a professional development tool.  To read it click on:  http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2010/03/03/blogging-as-a-professional-development-tool/#comments

Blog: I’m Here, I’m Queer, What the hell do I read?

Following is a great site for Y/A materials for the LGBT community.

http://www.leewind.org/2009/06/theyre-itchin-to-burn-gay-teen-book-in.html

Monitoring web 2.0 activity

Worth keeping – Mashable has published this list of sites which enable monitoring of blogs, facebook, twitter, etc.

http://mashable.com/2009/10/13/word-of-mouth-marketing-tools/

Book Group Buzz

This is a blog with book group tips and reading lists appropriate for adults (perhaps predominantly women? – I need to look a little more closely at this).  It should be good also for collection development and readers’ advisory services.  http://bookgroupbuzz.booklistonline.com/