In Case You Missed It!


Welcome to the semi-regular installment of “In Case You Missed It!”

This week is a little bit light since Firefox crashed while I was going through my starred posts in Google Reader and I lost half of what I wanted to link! Posts span the last two weeks, since ALA Midwinter got in the way of making this a weekly feature. Since it’s a long couple of weeks, I separated posts out by topic instead of post date. Let me know which way works better!

    On Librarianship

  • Melissa writes about touchstones and what little momentos can get you through the day when it’s rough! On my desk, I have a postcard that one of my dear ILOAs e-sent me, my Scaredy Squirrel puppet (the first book I read kids at my library was “Scaredy Squirrel”), a crayon art piece that my teens and I made, and drawings from my storytime kids who interrupted storytime to give me.
  • Anne has her follow-up results post about Ethical Problems #2 — the answers are FASCINATING to read! I didn’t get a chance to answer since I was at Midwinter, but a lot of my answers would have needed clarification; ethical questions are so tricky!
  • Abby wrote a great post about why joining ALA matters and why she’s renewing her ALA membership. As someone who has really gotten a great return on her own investment into ALA, I absolutely agree with Abby!
  • Live bloggers once again invaded the ALSC Blog for Midwinter, offering their insights into tons of programming, events, and meetings!

    On Books

  • YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS. Do I need to say anything more?
  • Marge breaks down her ten truths about award reactions! This list is GOLD and was picked up in AL Direct!

    On Programming

  • Abby talked about STEM programming with her “Mad Science at the Library” program for grades 3rd-6th. Basically, her blog post made me jump up and down with space nerd geekery. I really want to try this for my kids at some point!
  • Amy shares the results of her programming style survey! I love learning that I’m not alone in how I plan my programs.
  • Marge is still rocking her 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Her post has a great round-up of links all about the program’s inception and her library’s specific events and materials.

    On Early Literacy/Childhood

  • Mollie wrote a brilliant post about early literacy and speech development! The breadth of knowledge shared blows me away and I can’t wait to start implementing some of what I learned in storytime practices and passing it along to my storytime families!
  • Melissa also has another Early Literacy Storytime Idea — Pointing to a Word! If you are struggling for ways to teach your parents in storytime, look no further than Melissa’s tips.
  • Beth gave two wonderful lists about Early Childhood blogs *outside* of the library world! I definitely added quite a few to my Google Reader account! Here’s the links to List 1 and List 2.

    On Flannel Friday

  • Sarah has the Mushy Gushy Valentine Round-Up from two weeks ago — make sure to get your ideas bookmarked and done before Valentine’s Day!
  • Anne has this week’s round-up which includes a survey in preparation for Flannel Friday’s second anniversary!! Please go add your information if you’ve ever participated in Flannel Friday!
  • Sharon has a Flannel Friday Announcement, all about preparation for Flannel Friday’s second anniversary!! If you don’t have a blog, I am willing to host guest posts for this special occasion!

See you next week!

8 comments on “In Case You Missed It!

  1. Sharon
    February 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    I like this segment, Katie. It’s a great idea.

    • Katie
      February 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. library Quine
    February 4, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Katie, I love this new feature – useful too!

    • Katie
      February 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

      Thank you!

  3. Anne (@sotomorrow)
    February 5, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Also chiming in to say I appreciate these posts. Thanks for linking to my blog, but more importantly, to other awesome blogs. My reader is overflowing!

    • Katie
      February 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

      You’re welcome — thank you for writing such thought-provoking posts! The middle grade survey is already bookmarked for next week!

  4. Tracey
    February 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    What a brilliant idea! Since I miss almost everything, this is so useful to me. Thank you for adding it to your already fantastic blog which I use like crazy.

    • Katie
      February 11, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      You’re welcome and thank you for your compliment!

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