The last post left me feeling a bit down, but as that classic Beetles tune says, "I get by with a little help from my friends" and so...I did.
My good friend and colleague Melissa, who I have mentioned before, shared that the "rainbows" on the canvas were covered up by all of that glorious colorful paper that was going to be used to bring life and happiness to the new library space. That little comment lifted my spirits! Then just a few days later, I had the pleasure of visiting a library space that is being transformed by another colleague (you can follow her on Twitter here) and we took about four hours to talk about our ideas on all things library! Gina is weeding thousands of old books (we are talking copyrights prior to 1990 old) and has already installed a Lego wall thanks to Donor's Choose.
This all served as inspiration! Then...the AASL's Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 were announced this weekend and I was super excited to dive in! There are so many wonderful resources here for librarians!!! And I must admit that my personal two favorite tools from this year made the list....Buncee and Flipgrid. They are two fabulous tools for the library and for classrooms. Check them out if you haven't.
And I've got many other things brightening my days and clearing away those overwhelmed duldrums. I'm following friends on Twitter who are at the ISTE Conference in San Antonio, Texas. I'm catching up on some of my Netflix shows. And right now...the sun is shining bright outside my window as I get ready to start a new day. I'm quite simply...happy.
Who to follow: