Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Welcome to....

Diigo, Twitter, Google Reader and now a blog. I really thought I was “up” on Web 2.0 tools, but am finding there is so very much I didn’t know about.

First blog post – here we go.

A little intro to “The Toppling Bookends,” shall we? I wanted to create a blog name that was going to grow with me as I work towards finishing up my degree and embark on this new career of school library media specialists. Currently, my bookends are toppling – my shelves are filled to the brim with no room to grow. Is it time to purge some of those books I have not read in 10 years? Pull those chewed up board books my 16-month old has shown little interest in for several months?

But figuratively, we are all “plagued” with toppling bookends. Information coming at us left and right, top and bottom, surrounding us on all sides. Too much information? Not in my opinion. We all must find a way to manage that information – what is important/credible/relevant to me? I can only hope, as a budding school librarian, I will be able to impart these strategies to my future students – keeping those bookends right in place.

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