Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stalin defends the role he played during the Great Purge

Somedays the library space really works for large group activities.  If there is a class in here that I am not directly involved with, I let them do their thing and do my own library related work.  Today, I couldn't help but listen to Mr. Uhelski's history class put Stalin on trial.  The prosecution and defense had their arguments all ready to go.  Stalin was in the hot seat several times, along with witnesses like a Polish poet who survived her time in the Gulag.  The entire group was most impressive, with Stalin even showing up in military uniform and signature mustache.  They declared Stalin guilty on 3 of 4 charges.  Well done, scholars :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

21st Century Libraries!

A great video showing the importance of school, public and academic libraries.  All students deserve a nice school library with current resources, both print and electronic.  They also deserve to have a qualified teacher  (a.k.a media specialist/librarian) to teach them how to navigate through all the information we have available to us.  Knowing how to research and where to find the best sources are a lifelong skill.

(video was created by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan)  Thanks for supporting Michigan libraries.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White book review

Here is my newest book recommendation for the week.  I pretty much read the whole thing on Saturday :)  Loved it!

 The Chaos of Stars Book Review

Monday, March 10, 2014