Interview: Professional Goals

Promote Literacy I can promote literacy through book talks, book displays, and book fairs. I would like to create student driven book clubs. I would like to write a grant each year to build a book club collection. Students can help me choose books for this book club collection. Students will meet periodically in small groups to discuss the books they read. I would like to have authors visit the school. Collaboration

Reflections on Research in Academic Journals

What is the process for selecting and publishing manuscripts for each journal? School Library Research: The editorial board members (15 members) review the articles and consult on the policies and guidelines for the review process. One of these members is UNT’s very own Dr. Smith! Evidence Based Library and Information Practice: This journal is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The purpose of this journal is for an open discussion, so members can sign in and comment on the articles within. They publish original research and literature reviews. EBLIP has 8 board members, 5 editorial advisors, a communications officer, an indexing support person, 11 copyeditors, an evidence summary team, writing assistance team, and dozens of peer reviewers. This journal appears much larger. This journal editorial team includes people not just in the US but from around the world, including Canada, Czech Republic, and the UK.

Who are librarians really?

Librarians are as unique as all other people. The career attracts a certain type of person perhaps but not all will fit the same mold. Generally speaking, librarians are people who: love helping people. We get extreme satisfaction from seeing a light go on in a person's face when we help them find a good book to read.love a good mystery. What I mean by that is … Continue reading Who are librarians really?

5200 Institute

I’m at the UNT Info5200 Institute today. All day. I can’t wait to dig in and start understanding what this class is all about. So far I know we are going to put together and design a small database. This will help us be better at thinking critically about and analyze databases. We will be … Continue reading 5200 Institute

Theme of the Week: Research

Everything this week is centered around either teaching research or doing research. I'm exited that I was able to do a project that I can use for the Historical Fiction Unit this year. Here is a google search for my Fever 1793 group. I haven't decided if I want to create a custom search for … Continue reading Theme of the Week: Research