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Defining the Genre: What are the rules for historical fiction? by Sarah Johnson. Sarah Johnson Eastern Illinois University [This speech formed part of a panel discussion on historical fiction at the Associated Writing Programs annual conference in March 2002.

Defining the Genre: What are the rules for historical fiction? by Sarah Johnson

Please note that this document (like historical novels themselves!) Reflects the time it was written and is somewhat outdated with respect to the genre’s perception by the media and publishers, and the historical settings which are popular. –slj] Now is a particularly exciting time to be involved in the field of historical fiction. When you first read about this talk in your program, you must have had an idea in mind as to what “historical fiction” was. But the reality is, however, that almost everyone – and this includes readers, authors, publishers, agents, and the press — seems to have his or her own idea of what historical fiction is, and also what historical fiction should be.

Let me speak first about a good definition for historical fiction. There are other seeming contradictions within the field, as well. Library Displays: Harold and the Purple Crayon. Library Displays: Digital Citizenship. Library Displays: Remembrance Day 2013. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. Library Displays: eBooks. Library Displays: Back to the Books. Library Displays: Missing Book Titles. By Barbara Plumb Check out this fun interactive display from Barbara at Trinity Catholic College, Lismore, Australia.

Library Displays: Missing Book Titles

Here are her comments: 'I called the display "Missing Book Titles" and it has generated quite a deal of interest from students and staff. After printing A3 sized colour posters of well known book covers I removed a word from the title and replaced it with a strip of velcro. I then printed out the missing words along with a selection of different words to keep the students guessing and attached a strip of velcro to the back of the words. Library Displays: Walk a while in their shoes. Library Displays: Blind Date with a Book. By Ruth Crocker Ruth, Marketing Coordinator at St.

Library Displays: Blind Date with a Book

Thomas Public Library, Ontario, has kindly shared this fantastic display. I love the 'pick-up' lines!! Library Displays: QR codes in the library. By Elaine Pearson We have used IT librarians for a couple of years now to help with day-to-day computer problems experienced by library users.

Library Displays: QR codes in the library

Now we are starting to build a bigger team of students to be on hand to help with personal devices and introduce new ideas and skills. We started off with showing off the augmented reality app associated with the 2013 Guinness World Records book. This generated a great deal of excitement! This week we are using QR codes in the library in all sorts of ways. Mad Libs! Library Displays: Text Messages. Library Displays: Steampunk. Library Displays: Resolve to Read More! Library Displays: I love reading because ... Library Displays: I love reading because ... Graphic Novels in the Classroom and Beyond. By Kristen Johnson Kristen is a Library Technician at the Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Graphic Novels in the Classroom and Beyond

She has kindly shared this dramatic display to promote the Graphic Novels in her collection. Library Displays: Read me maybe? Library Displays: Murder in the Library. Library Displays: Genre Displays. Library Displays: BKS R LKE RLY LNG TXT MSGS! Library Displays: The Hunger Games. By Andrea Garcia Andrea Garcia juggles working at the Aldama Elementary School in Los Angeles and at the public library - and she still finds time to do some amazing displays to promote the books from the collections.

Library Displays: The Hunger Games

She has worked in school libraries for 13 years and in the public library for seven years. Here are her comments: 'I usually link to a week-long celebration which includes contests open to the whole school. These displays include a music playlist on my ipod to add to the experience. I love adding lights, too. I always say, since the kids don't have the opportunity to go to Disneyland, I try to create my own magic, with no budget, as best I can'. Library Displays: Hunger for a Good Book? We've got Your Game! How to Access The FWP Library Online Catalog. Chicago. The Kovler Family Library is the heart of the school.

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- Library News. 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons. Libraries have existed since approximately 2600 BCE as an archive of recorded knowledge.

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

From tablets and scrolls to bound books, they have cataloged resources and served as a locus of knowledge. Today, with the digitization of content and the ubiquity of the internet, information is no longer confined to printed materials accessible only in a single, physical location. The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District. Last summer, as I was winding down my eight years as president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, I went around the country and met with 30 superintendents, asking them, "What can I do to support your efforts to implement 21st century education in your district?

The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District

" Together we came up with the idea of creating a professional learning community (PLC) of education leaders committed to 21st century education. A team of us liked the idea so much that earlier this year we launched EdLeader21, a community of education leaders committed to building critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into their educational system. Seven-Part Blog Series One of the major ways we are organizing the work of the PLC is a framework we created, "7 Steps for Becoming a 21st Century School or District. " CCSSLibrariansBrief_FINAL.pdf. Teach Basic Dictionary Skills. Unscrambling Stories Arranging Words into Alphabetical Order To find words in a dictionary, students must understand alphabetical order.

Teach Basic Dictionary Skills

Many worksheets list random words for students to alphabetize. Boring, right? How about turning the activity into a puzzle? IortwoonehereneedcomezebrasAllen This is what they should end up with. I recently did this activity with a small group of students and they liked the activity so much, they wanted to keep doing it. Librarygame™ This post is part 2 of 3, it’s about our first hand experience of #ALA12 So after what can be described as a pretty gruelling journey, I arrived in Anaheim, safe and sound, and super excited about the days ahead for librarygame. A good chunk of our time prior over the past few months had already been spent defining and refining what would be the documentation people receive when they’re ready to discuss a formal relationship with us. Home - Games for Information Literacy - LibraryGuides at University of Huddersfield.

SEEK! The search skills game. Information Literacy Games. Librarygame - gamification for public and academic libraries. Library MakerSpace. Everything Library. School Library Media Specialist PLN. Infographic: Monthly Library Report. “Hello. My name is Fran, and I am an overachiever.” What else explains why I never seem to be satisfied? I have been on a quest to improve my monthly library reports since 2010 as discussed here, here, and here. I had been using Word to create my reports but changed to PowerPoint this year. I have found that I can create and edit charts so much easier with PowerPoint. I am a fan of infographics, so this morning when I saw this tweet from Sassy Librarian, I had to play: Piktochart Pikochart provides both free and upgraded accounts; as always, I opt for free.

Once you choose a template, you can change the mood (Colour Scheme, Fonts, and Background Styles) and then begin editing. Not too bad for a first try, but since I am an overachiever….. The Hyperlinked Library. Read the TTW White Paper “The Hyperlinked Library” here – or download the PDF here. What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of “continuous computing” mean for 21st Century libraries. This presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library: transparent, participatory, playful, user-centered and human, while still grounded in our foundations and values. The Hyperlinked Library is an open, participatory institution that welcomes user input and creativity.

It is built on human connections and conversations. Participatory Library. Twitter quote: The Shifted Librarian » Visiting the Most Modern Library in the World: Delft DOK. NeverEndingSearch — @joycevalenza by Joyce Valenza. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share.