Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cultivates Community Partnerships Collection....Week 5 In The Future Ready Librarian Collection Series!

In January, I kicked off a new series of Collections by Destiny for all 10 of the Future Ready Librarians wedges.  
Each Friday, I am creating a special Collection for each one of the 10 wedges within the Future Ready Librarian framework for my Shannon's Favorite Finds that I share for #FavoriteFindsFriday. 

The 10 Future Ready Librarian Collections are filled with resources such as the FRL webinars, organizations, articles, Follett case studies, helpful tips, online communities for librarians, tools, and much more.  
Today, for Week 5, I have the Cultivates Community Partnerships Collection.  
This Collection focuses on the wedge, Cultivates Community Partnerships that you will find here.  I have added several wonderful resources and will continue to add things I find. 
If you have something to share, please reach out and join as a collaborator. I would love to have you!
I added this one to The 10 Future Ready Librarians Wedge Collections Are Here Collection that you will find here.  This is one to bookmark and then you could get to the entire series of Future Ready Librarian Collections anytime.  
Have a wonderful weekend friends!  Next Friday I will be sharing the Leads Beyond the Library Collection!  I can't even wait. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fixed Resource Cards In Collections Are Here!

I always enjoy getting emails and seeing posts from my good friend Jason See, who is Follett's Director of Classroom Solutions.  

I know there will be something super cool Jason and his team will want to share.  

Well today, I loved this FB post from Jason!  I have been waiting for this one.  

We, as librarians, teachers and even students, have been asking Follett to give us a way to view all of the resources on a Collections page and today they did it!  

You will now find Fixed Resource Cards in Collections!  

In fact, if you open up a Collection....
you will see that this Collection automatically updated to the fixed resource cards.  

Check out the 2018 Winter Olympics Collection here.  You see how each resource is now a smaller card-like format.  
 If you click on one, like this one pointing to the Michelle Kwan article in PebbleGo,

it will let you perform several functions by clicking on those three dots in the right hand corner of each resource card. 
You can also click on the i in the blue circle in the left hand corner to open up each resource card.  This will show all of the information you have added including specific directions, tips or other information.  This will be very helpful when assigning students research, collaborating with teachers, connecting students to new and interesting content, and so much more.  

I love the new resource card feature as it makes it easier to read, research and brainstorm ideas for all of our needs.  

Celebrate Library Lover's Month In Your Library Today!

Did you know that in February we not only celebrate Valentine's Day, but we also celebrate Library Lover's Month too?  

All month long we celebrate all of the special things we love about libraries.  We can do that through special events, beautiful signage through the community, engaging displays, library treats and crafts, songs and so much more!  

There is always a reason to celebrate how much we love libraries so today I created a brand new Collection by Destiny for you to find ways to celebrate the love for your library too. 

You will find the Library Lover's Month Collection here.

Let me know how you are celebrating and other ideas that would be a great addition to our Collection. 

Happy Valentine's Day and most of all, I hope you celebrate Library Lover's Month in February and celebrate the love for libraries your community has every day throughout the year too.