Buffy Hamilton’s Libraries and Enchantment

Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian, delivered a great keynote on Thursday, July 14 at the NEKLS School Librarian’s workshop on Libraries and Enchantment.  Heather blogged about her presentation, which you can get the ‘gist’ of from Buffy’s post ISTE 2001 Talk: Libraries and Enchantment.  She stayed in our lovely state on Friday and drove through the beautiful Flint Hills to attend Library Camp Kansas with us all in Manhattan – so we had representation from Missouri, Nebraska and Georgia!  I hope that she enjoyed her time with us and I was grateful she stepped up and shared scoop.it with everyone during the lightning round.

I’m pleased to share the slides and footage (thank you, Neil!)  of an intensely personal talk close to my heart that I gave at ISTE 2011 a few weeks ago as part of a panel discussion, “SIGMS Forum: A Dawning Era for School Librarians.”   I’m grateful to Doug Johnson and Lisa Perez for inviting me to participate in this session and for the opportunity to share some thoughts I’ve been dwelling for some time that finally crystallized in this talk.  I’ll be sharing a post soon featuring a Mindomo map I’m developing  to weave together program goals for 2011-12 and tying it to our efforts to increase enchantment for new points of innovation and transformation for our library program and learning community at Creekview High School.

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