Monday, April 26, 2010

Study of Young Adults' Trust of Online Content

Hot off the presses--an article entitled "Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content" from Northwestern University researchers Eszter Hargittai, Lindsay Fullerton, Ericka Menchen-Trevino, and Kristin Yates Thomas is in the International Journal of Communication, Vol 4 (2010).

Definitely worth a read.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I can has new book?

The GBS Library welcomes your suggestions for book purchases. We have a new form for requests. It looks a little weird in the blog, so I'll also be posting it on our web site. Here it is:

Neil Gaiman on Libraries

Neil Gaiman is absolutely the coolest!: "Google can bring you back, you know, 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one." Check out this short video where he talks about the role of libraries in our society:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lincoln Award 2011

Check out this SlideShare Presentation from one of my favorite school librarians, Naomi Mellendorf of Maine South:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

National Library Week

It's National Library Week (April 11-17). Yay!  It's the GBS Library's biggest event of the year.  Please come down the the Library & help us celebrate.

We will have daily trivia contests & scavenger hunts, and the ever-popular annual jelly bean contest.  Try your hand--you could win gift certificates from Ben & Jerry's & Barnes and Noble!  And check out our new books while you're at it.  

Newbery Award-winning author Neil Gaiman not only writes books--he reads books, too!!  So even you if can't write well enough to win a coveted literary prize, you can still be like Neil --Read  :)