Those of us that run role-playing games in Libraries (specifically any editions of Dungeons & Dragons) may be interested (and saddened) to hear that one of the creators of the original D&D boardgame passed away yesterday.
For more information follow this link Trolllord Games.
I have integrated a blog into the website as I am hoping to be updating the site more regularly than I have been.
I received copies of the Graphic Novel Macbeth in the post today. Three editions – in the original text, modern english and simplified text. The art, format and feel of the books is fantastic. I will post a fuller impression of the books once I have had a chance to read them but at first glance they visually stunning and a joy to behold.
Found a brilliant short video from Common Sense Media that explains RSS:
I received two interesting e-mails this past week (more than two actually – but these were the only two that will be of interest to Librarians and blog readers – hopefully) – the first was about a library activity called ‘Library Trolley Dash’ it will be run with a group of young offenders. It sounds really cool (I can never rember if one is still allowed to use that word as it amy be uncool) and I can’t wait to hear how it went. The how-to follows below:
– Library trolley dash –
Find as many books as you can from this list.
Write the title and Dewey number underneath:
A true story of a sports person’s life written by a biographer
An award-winning story
A book you read at primary school or at home
A guide on a sport of your choice
A 2006 Dance CD
A DVD you would recommend
A guide to speaking a European language
An autobiography of a famous person of your choice
The group will be divided into two teams. The winner will have the most books and Dewey numbers on their sheet and will receive a small prize.
The second e-mail concerned the creation of a new discussion list that has been created for the discussion of Graphic Novels in UK Libraries – it is based upon the GNLIB list in the USA but will have a UK bias.
To join the list go to: GNLIBUK – it will be an invaluable resource as so much of what is available has an American bias, it would be good to get an idea of the state of GN reading in UK Libraries.
On the right I have added the list of Carnegie Award books for 2007.
So I have decided to start a blog for the website just to keep track of what I am doing with the system for worldwide Teen Librarian domination.
Big news is that the newsletter (Teen Librarian Monthly) is a year old this month. I had hoped to redesign the title header but that will have to wait.
1 Burke and Hare.
2 Worked in a Private Investigator’s office.
4 Robert Cormier.
7 A letter to my captor.
8 Robinson Crusoe.
9 Whoopi Goldberg.
10 The main characters in his novel ‘Doing it’ – Ben, Jonathan and Dino.
11. They have all been banned or challenged in American libraries.
12 Hayling Island.
13 Huntingdon’s Disease
14. Tossing a coin to make decisions.
17 Her sister
19 Mr B
20 A snowflake tattoo