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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Wedding Picture-3



OK, we're trying this one more time! If this doesn't work, I might just let Jason put together something for my profile.

He's so much better at this kind of thing.

By the way, hope you're all having a good week. Everything at ACA is off to a good start so far.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Wedding Picture-2



This was one of Jason's favorites, and I'm going to try to put it on my profile. This is all still a learning experience for me, though...so it might take awhile.

Maybe we can get that digital camera soon and have something a little less formal up here!

Wedding Picture


Just messing around with pictures tonight. This is one from the wedding...a little more than a year ago. Trying to get myself an image on the blog! We'll see...

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Off and Running

So far, so good this year at American Christian Academy.

We have our candles lit, displays up (August's featured author is Judy Blume, by the way) and our two librarians ready to go! I think it's going to be a good year.

An interesting thing going on in here in Tide Town...and I'm not just talking about the construction at Bryant-Denny!

The Tuscaloosa Public Library has put a kiosk in McFarland Mall. How cool is that?!

Meanwhile...

I'm not sure if we're going to be doing this anytime soon at ACA, but it's a creative idea!

I was inspired, however, by an interview with a YA librarian in this month's School Library Journal. Not that I'll be bringing in wrestling magazines anytime soon...but I'm coming up with some thoughts of my own!

And, just for fun...here are the 10 "most harmful" books of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Hmm...how do most of us feel when told we're "not allowed" to do something?

Even though I probably won't agree with most of the ideas in these books, it's still good to know and understand your opponents' arguments! Check (at least) one out today, and have a great week!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Whew!

Is Summer already over? Well, here in Tuscaloosa, we'll have Summer until Thanksgiving. I mean my Summer "break," which hasn't really been a break at all! But it has been a valuable learning experience, and that's what's important, right?!

Hmm...

Anyway, I am so excited that school is starting next week. I was always ready to go back to school as a kid, and, in a way, this feels the same. I'm jittery and a bit unsure about what the year will bring. But I'm also ready for those "bouquets of sharpened pencils," which, by the way, is one of those great movie lines of all time.

During the past few months, I've created a little office area for myself, worked on some displays and other activity ideas for this year. Overall, I think it's going to be a great year at ACA!

On a side note, I had a little extra time the other day and started Googling random stuff...including old friends I haven't seen in ages. Found some interesting blogs out there and got caught up on what a few people were doing without actually having to talk with them or see them! Isn't the Internet great?!

Anyway, Jason and I were talking about this a few days later (after I found out he had some similar Google experiences), and, after a bit more research, I've come to the conclusion that everyone does this! It's not just us stalking old high school and college friends! ha

I am planning to open up comments for this blog, so if you did know me way back when, feel free to post a "hello"!

Lotsa Links

OK, this week has been a bit hectic, wrapping up things at APR and getting ready for school to start!

So, in lieu of a long post full of my thoughts and ramblings, I thought I'd just send out several links to check out.

Enjoy!

A new podcast of library news: about five minutes long...features review of library news headlines from various sources.

An article: "Calling Melvil Dewey"

University of South Alabama's library blog

Medieval book found in Irish bog--how cool is this?!

Possible problem with Wikipedia

ACA doesn't qualify for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy grant, but your school might! Good luck!

Read from the beginning...