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Re: Library Website

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Hi Bethany,

I also use Weebly and love it. It is VERY easy to use. I just re-launched www.campreadsmore.com
and after letting it get behind 2 years (which I will never do again!), I was pleased to discover clickable drop down menus that organize the pages very nicely. It's free, but I paid extra so that I could upload videos and a little more. I love it.



Kelly Spector
TK-5 Librarian
N.E.W. Academy Canoga Park
21425 Cohasset St.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
www.campreadsmore.com
Facebook/campreadsmore
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Topics of the day:

  1. YA and Adult book reviews
  2. Library website
  3. HIT:  AUTObiography help for HS Senior Comp 12 class
  4. HIT--laminating book covers

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Date:    Mon, 5 Sep 2016 14:10:36 -0400
From:    Suzanne Costner <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: YA and Adult book reviews

I  hope everyone has been enjoying the Labor Day weekend. I have used some
of the time off to put together a list of the reviews I posted during
August. I hope you find some titles that appeal to you!

Teen Titans: Earth One, Volume 2
<http://fveslibrary.blogspot.com/2016/08/summer-reading-2016-teen-titans-earth.html>
War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
<http://scostnerreviews.blogspot.com/2016/08/summer-reading-2016-war-dogs-tales-of.html>
The Book Club Murders
<http://scostnerreviews.blogspot.com/2016/08/summer-reading-2016-book-club-murders.html>
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
<http://scostnerreviews.blogspot.com/2016/08/summer-reading-2016-lady-cop-makes.html>
Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming
<http://scostnerreviews.blogspot.com/2016/08/summer-reading-2016-wynonna-earp-volume.html>
Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
<http://scostnerreviews.blogspot.com/2016/08/summer-reading-2016-old-age-beginners.html>

Suz
Suzanne Costner
School Library Media Specialist
Fairview Elementary School
Maryville, TN
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http://fveslibrary.blogspot.com
http://www.donorschoose.org/ms.costner

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Date:    Mon, 5 Sep 2016 17:27:04 -0400
From:    Lisa McGowan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Library website

Hi Bethany,

I am getting ready to launch my school website when school starts here on
the 8th. I chose Weebly. I LOVE it. I am not particularly technically savvy
and it is so wonderfully easy. Plus it looks really great, I strongly
recommend it!

Hope this helps!

Good luck,

Lisa Masdeu, LMS
NYC DOE

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Bethany Miller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Good morning,
>
> I have been using wikispaces for my high school library website for years
> only because it was the easiest thing I found at the time I created it.
> I've been unhappy for a while with look and formatting of it but haven't
> done anything about it because it will be a lot of work to move everything
> I have there.  BUT I think I'm ready to take the plunge in part because the
> student review blog that I had on Tumblr is now blocked by the district
> filter, and I'm just thinking it would be easier to have everything in one
> place.  Probably too much backstory for this simple request, I'm looking at
> Google Sites and Weebly and wondering if any of you have opinions about
> either of them or other sites you would recommend.  Any thoughts or
> suggestions are appreciated!
>
> --
> Bethany Miller
> Northwest High School Librarian
> 10761 Pippin Rd
> Cincinnati, OH 45231
>
> http://nwhslmic.wikispaces.com/
> http://nwhslmic.tumblr.com/
> https://twitter.com/nwhslmic
> http://goodreads.com/nwhslmic
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Date:    Mon, 5 Sep 2016 22:21:10 +0000
From:    Diane Van Gorden <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: HIT:  AUTObiography help for HS Senior Comp 12 class

ORIGIONAL QUERY

Friends
My Composition 12 teacher is requiring herstudents to read both an autobiography and a biography this semester.  Mycollection is great for the biography part.    But the teacher will not except"memoirs" for the autobiography assignment.  She wants an autobiographycovering the subject's whole life (up to the time the book was written), notjust a memoir about a portion of their lives.  For example, "The BurnJournals" by Runyon is not acceptable as it covers the author's time intherapy following a suicide attempt. So, do you have any suggestions of current autobiographies (not memoirs)that would appeal to HS seniors?  Thanks and Happy Labor Day weekend.
PS > The autobiographies / biographies alsohave to have 200+ pages.



Thanks to thesepeople for their suggestions, comments and questions . . . Mary, Brian, Cheryl, Beth, Patricia, Kathleen& Gavin  I believe I thanked everyone personally, but if not, thank-you so much for taking time to respond.  It was very helpful!
I may not be ableto order anything new for this year as my big “over summer” order just arrived,but I have a great list to use when I begin next year’s orders.



 Breakaway by Alex Morgan

Brown Girl Dreaming byJacqueline Woodson (childhood to early writing career)

The Closer by MarianoRivera (I have the YA version, and it's 424 pages)

I am Malala by MalalaYousafzai  (we have this)

Taking Flight by MichaelaDe Prince

The Other WesMoore (the power of simple choices with profound impacts)

TheGlass Castle by Jeanette Walls  (we havethis)

The Measure of a Man: a spiritualautobiography  by Sidney Poitier

The autobiography of Malcom X

The autobiography of BenjaminFranklin

Long walk to freedom: theautobiography of Nelson Mandela

The autobiography of a Yogi / Paramahansa Yogananda

An autobiography / Janet Frame (she was a writerfrom New Zealand made famous by a wonderful Jane Campion movie called Anangel at my table based onFrame's three-part autobiography)

An autobiography: the story of myexperiments with truth / Mohandas Gandhi

Plus. . . this list of autobiographies:
http://libguides.gvsu.edu/ld.php?content_id=17956634


Ms. Van ---------

Diane Van Gorden, Teacher-Librarian & French Teacher
The Spartan Library @ Baker High School
Baker, Montana   59313-0659






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Date:    Tue, 6 Sep 2016 01:02:39 +0000
From:    Leigh Collazo <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: HIT--laminating book covers

A huge thank you to all of you who responded to my question about laminating book covers. I think my Finance Dept was just trying to play devil's advocate in asking why we can't just laminate the covers. Keeping the costs down is their job, so I get it. Anyway, it looks like this will be a go!


I wanted to post the responses I got in case anyone else is in a similar predicament. I included the original post and then the responses follow:


Original post:


Netters,

I am needing justification on purchasing mylar book jacket covers. To import them into China from Demco (USA), it isn't cheap. Books are quite pricey as well, so I want to protect them as much as possible. Finance wants to know why I can't just laminate the covers.


So, I am compiling reasons why I need the mylar jackets. So far, I have:

--mylar jackets can be replaced if torn or dirty

--mylar jackets look nicer/cleaner

--mylar jackets bend easily around the shape of the book


What else? Is there some reason a hot or cold laminator might not be good for the book?

Thanks for any help you can give!

Many responses:

Mylar lasts best and longest.  Laminating just doesn't last long enough.

Some books don't come with jackets, and you can't put the whole book in the laminator....

Years ago I tried laminating the book jackets as well.  If any are left on the shelves, I could go back and show you them today.  Once laminated the jackets do not conform to the contours of the book.  It did not take me long to realize having the jackets literally stick out from the book itself were not beneficial to protecting the books.  Kids were also more prone to catch the jackets on things in their desks and bookbags and tear them off.

Whenever possible, I go ahead and get the jackets laminated from the vendor...though this actually depends on the vendor.  Bound To Stay Bound has done the best (in my opinion) job of laminating their jackets.  I have ordered some books with "laminated" covers from vendors I typically don't use and they came in with an acetate film that was so horrible I had to pull them all off.


Several years ago we came across that same request/argument. We caved and laminated covers for a short period. What we found is that the laminated covers start peeling and unraveling very quickly. Also, once that happens it is difficult to get the book covers looking nice again and the have very obvious repairs on the front cover. Also, once the laminate starts coming off dirt gets into the crevices and is even harder to clean. It ended up being too much of a hassle and took far more of my time to repair than was worth it. Since my time is more expensive than mylar covers, we went back to those.

I have another few reasons: for one, if the laminator is not operated correctly, the book jacket can come out  badly wrinkled or  can peel away from the plastic wrap, pulling much of the jacket's color with it. Either way, the book jacket will be ruined.

And your finance department also needs to understand that kids, by and large, choose a book based on cover appeal. They are more likely to choose and actually read a "pretty" book.

Explain that you have invested big sums of money to purchase your books and lovely, durable covers  extend their shelf-lives. Finally, investigate the cost of laminating versus Mylar covers per book; laminating might actually be more expensive. It is certainly much, much more time and labor intensive.

The mylar is much more flexible than lamination and molds to the book better. Mylar is like kevlar specufucally fir library books. It will hold up to hundreds of checkouts. A laminated book cover might last 2 or 3 checkouts at best, vefore the cover is torn, ripped from book or damages the book because of the amount of tape you would need to  affix it to the book. Kids are hard on books.

The cold laminator doesn't last as long in my experience and it is harder to "fold" so it lies flat.




Thank you again--you guys are awesome!!!





Leigh Collazo
Senior School Librarian and Head of Libraries
Dulwich College Suzhou
360 GangTian Rd., SIP
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
215021
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