Thursday, March 25, 2010
From Marin on our Collection Developments blog:
Oprah interviewed the students on Friday’s show via satellite and delivered the news that along with the help of a corporate sponsor, the school’s library will receive 2,000 new books and brand new computers. pretty cool.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Today he posted a piece about the recent court decision that determined teens can not be tried for child pornography for sexting photos of themselves:
Court Finally Limits Persecution of Teen Sexuality
The good news is that our judiciary has finally told prosecutors enough is enough. A U.S. Appeals Court just upheld a preliminary injunction barring local prosecutors from filing felony child-porn charges against a teenage girl who took a topless photo of herself with her cellphone...
Hopefully none of this will effect us in libraries, but it is a very interesting part of the bigger picture of teen rights, development, and culture that is worth knowing about.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Which, if you know, is a take on this:
But obviously, they have the same core message.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Starting this Friday, March 12th at 10 AM central time, we’ll be hosting an interactive storytelling exquisite corpse-esque competition over at The Future of the Story. How it works:
- Follow us on Twitter to receive the kickoff sentence for each story (contributed by some of your favorite web storytellers)
- @ reply to @itwasadarkand with what you think happens next; your sentence will show up here
- Vote up the best sentence
- Every round, the winning sentence becomes part of the story and it’s time to write the next!
Once each story closes, we’ll be adding it to our story archive where it will be given a title and illustrated by Figure-1. AND (just to make things super extra saucy fun) we’ll be choosing one contributor from each story at random to win a choice of radtastic books (either Miranda July’s Learning to Love You More, or Jeffrey Zeldman’s A Book Apart), AND the original, signed illustration that accompanied their story!
I know Kathleen's writing group at Mukilteo Library already does some group writing with elements of this. Seems to me this could be a fun contest in person or online!