Saturday, August 19, 2006

Juvenile Series & Sequels Database

Many thanks to the bookdragon ( for turning me on to this wonderful website that tells the names of books in a series. I won't have to falter when one of my students asks me which book comes third in the Artemis Fowl series. (Yes, even PowerLibrarians can falter when put on the spot!) Now I don't have to worry, I can bring up this website, check it out for myself and give the student an answer quickly. The site is:

Mid-Continent Public Library is responsible for the site and I applaud them for their effort. It makes finding a series much easier. No matter which jobber I choose to use, this database will help with book selection. It also gives definitions for the audiences that the books in the database are geared toward. Since these are audiences I deal with, I will be using this site often and will recommend it to parents, teachers and students. Again... thanks bookdragon.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Last Day of Library Classes

It is hard to believe that I have finished my first year as an elementary school librarian. Today was the last day of library classes. It seems like I just opened the library and now it is the end of the school year. It all seems like a blur. It is now time for assessment. Assessment of myself as a librarian. So far all I see are the things I have not done. After I get all the books put away and back in order I will take some time and do a comprehensive self evaluation.