I’m back and ready to blog!

I’m so bad with blogging in a timely manner…if I had a regular size laptop and not a ginormous laptop (what was I thinking?? 19 inch screen?! Come on!) I might be better at it, but this is what I have to deal with.

Annette Lamb’s session was WONDERFUL. I really wish I could see her sessions when she is at SCASL. I learned so much…not that I had never heard of what she talked about (LibraryThing, for example) but the way she suggests using resources was new to me (use LibraryThing to catalog a classroom collection or to keep a reading log for each student). She has a lot of energy and talks fast, but the ideas you leave with are many…I do plan to take one of her online classes sometime. 

I love to read Our Librarian Won’t Tell Us Anything by Toni Buzzeo, in fact, I’m reading it to all of my 4th graders right now to kick off some very traditional library lessons (alphabetical order, using the dictionary, using the phone book, etc.). Since I love the book, I spotted a session that was presented by Diane Skorupski…that is the librarian’s name in Our Librarian Won’t Tell Us Anything and I always thought it was a made up character….because Skorupski (like Score-up-ski) sounds like it was made to be silly and clever and we all know good library media programs raise scores. Long story short, I thought Toni Buzzeo would have something to do with the session because it was about collaboration…I walk in. No Buzzeo. First thing the presentors do is introduce themselves and one of them really is named Diane Skorupski! I was so suprised, but the more I sat there I was thinking she must be wonderful and the book must really be based on her and I was getting really excited to have found out this was a real person. She even wears crazy earrings like me. Anyway, long story short…the next evening was the Closing Night Gala at the National Automobile Museum. I see Diane there, introduce myself, and she was so fabulous! She gave me earrings and her business card and said that if I ever start feeling frustrated to email her. I even got her picture…I have a new friend and to think I thought she was a made up character only a week ago!


I also attended another 2.0 session, which was okay. One thing I learned about was Spell it with Flickr…very cool!
v B F is for flutterby

I will blog more tomorrow….or Thursday….gosh, who knows…I’ll get on a regular schedule at some point…but, I do want to tell you about the Konnecting with Kindergarten session I went to and the Books, Boxes, and Fun Things to Make session I went to.


About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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4 Responses to I’m back and ready to blog!

  1. Heather says:

    Thanks for sharing! Like the Spell it with Flickr!

  2. informania says:

    Love the spelling with Flickr. Are you going to post more about Annette Lamb? I am looking forward to hearing her at SCASL in March!



  3. Cathy Nelson says:

    I really hate Memes, but got tagged, so Im tagging you. It’s a meme for seven random facts about you. Get busy!

  4. valbyrd says:

    Sadly, I’m probably not going to share more about Lamb…trust me, though, she’s GREAT. You will enjoy her very much at SCASL-I promise!

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