Iván Silva

The Library’s Final Four

Posted by in cathyjonelson, cavaliernation, cavaliersread, DormanU, Education, Reading Advocacy

We decided to do a “March Madness” book tournament at my school, basing our “Sweet Sixteen” on the top circulating books for the calendar year, February 2012 – February 2013.  The idea was shared from a neighboring library school intern at Spartanburg High.  We picked it up and ran with it, modifying it only slightly! […]


Promoting YALSA 2013 Top Ten Nominees

Posted by in Education, Reading Advocacy, YALSA

YALSA has released the 28 titles nominated for their title of 2013 “Top Ten” Teen Reads.  I’m playing with ways to promote them. Of course I’ll pull together a book display at school. But getting ready for TLA this week reminded me of Projeqt, one of the 2012 AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, […]


A Red Box “Read Box” in the library!

Posted by in Education, Library Brand, Literacy, Reading Advocacy, SCASL13

Sometimes great ideas are of the simplest concepts.  This was shared with me recently, and so I asked permission to share it here on my blog.  I am so hoping to do this in my own high school library.  It was created by Jenny Cox, school librarian in the coastal area of our state,  Kensington Elementary School […]


Library March Madness Championship Week!

Posted by in Collection development, DormanU, Education, Library, Library Brand, MarchMadness, Reading Advocacy

Our library book tournament has made it to the last round of our Library March Madness, with the finalist competing for DHS Library Book of the Year at Dorman High School. Vying for that title are two books in a single series, respectively book 1 and book 2.  Hunger Games, seeded at #6 matches up against Catching Fire, the #1 seed […]


March Madness hits the library!

Posted by in cathyjonelson, Cool to me!, DormanU, Education, Reading Advocacy, YA Literature

Here’s another great idea for a library display that goes along with March…or rather March Madness.  I swiped it from a librarian friend of mine, Susan R. Meyers who works in a neighboring district high school. Of course she credits her intern for the concept.  So go on over and read and see their set […]


March Madness: Our Elite Eight

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Our 2013 March Madness LIbrary Book Tournament continues! Students were asked to vote on the match-ups from last week’s Sweet Sixteen, and the winning titles moved up in the brackets to the status of  ”Elite Eight.”  Here are the titles that were promoted to the “Elite Eight” through voting all this past week (since March […]