According to the Office of Adolescent Health (2016), in 2015, 26% of Rhode Island high school students reported feeling sad or hopeless which is defined by the Youth Risk Behavior System (YRSB) as “felt sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities during the… Continue reading Teens and Mental Health — A Library Long-Range Plan.
Ever since I first heard about 3D printers in libraries, I have toyed with the idea of introducing one to our library. I am not often on the cutting edge side of things; I find out it’s a famous author’s birth or death date at 3pm on the day, too late to make any mention… Continue reading Building a Making Community
For the past couple months, a classmate and I worked on analyzing a collection of graphic novels at a local library. It was interesting to get to see such a well-developed collection, and we were surprised at how well read the books were, and how well it spanned interests and times, all while keeping relevant… Continue reading Collection Analysis — Tiverton, RI
Some people look at Wikipedia as a super-power of the internet, bringing people together for the sake of information sharing and keeping entries up-to-date without the hefty cost of printing thousands of pages a year. However, others worry that the crowdsourcing basis of the website makes it a worrisome place to look for valid information.… Continue reading Wikipedia in Schools and the Library
Ever heard of OMG Shakespeare? It’s a set of retellings of some of Shakespeare’s classic plays, but with a modern twist! Check out the infomercial-type review below for more information. Actually want to take that fabulous quiz? Check it out! What was it like creating a book infomercial? This project ended up… Continue reading OMG Shakespeare: An infomercial for the bookish
This week, I sat in on a program held at my library to think about how it reflects the library and its community. We had an author, someone who previously lived in town who moved away after her husband was diagnosed with Dementia and needed more care than she herself could offer him in their… Continue reading The Very Timely Program of Death
I’m typically not one to tout an ideology of fate or divine intervention, as I am more often of the opinion that reliance on such ideas negates our own influence on our, and others’, lives. However, I can’t seem to shake that “everything happens for a reason” thought as so many pieces of my life… Continue reading Makerspace: Imagined.