Buffy Hamilton

Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe Crisis Webinar Archive

If you missed the Teacher Librarian Cafe Crisis Webinar that was attended by 130+ this past Monday(April 19) night, you can catch the full archive at http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/Crisis_Webinar.  I was honored to co-present with Chris Harris, one of the sharpest minds in our profession; many sincere and heartfelt thanks to Joyce Valenza, Gwyneth Jones, and Carolyn Foote for their tremendous help in organizing this event as well as all the attendees.

Save the date for the next FREE webinar with the incredible Ernie Cox and Brenda Anderson on the Common Core Standards!


Coming Out Party: The Debut of the Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

It is with tremendous excitement I share the debut of a brand new blog today:  The Libraries and Transliteracy Blog. Through this group blog, Bobbi Newman, Tom Ipri, and I will be working hard to  share information about the new literacies, digital literacy, media literacy, 21st century literacies and transliteracies with a special focus on libraries.  We will be providing you an organic “reading list” of resources related to transliteracy;  our blog also features a Twitter stream of the latest Tweets related to transliteracy.  You may subscribe to the RSS feed for our blog through your favorite feed aggregator or information portal; we also offer the option of  email updates.

Please help us celebrate and spread the word of this new resource with your colleagues!


June 18 Panel Discussion: “Is There a Place for Media Specialists Who Don’t Know Social Media?”


Panel Discussion: “Is There a Place for Media Specialists Who Don’t Know Social Media?” – The Future of Education via kwout

“The Future of Education” will be hosting another thought provoking and FREE web event this Thursday, June 18 at 8PM EST. :  “”Is There a Place for Media Specialists Who Don’t Know Social Media?” This session will be held via Elluminate for free;  you will want to log in about 20-30 minutes ahead of time to load the Elluminate platform (at no charge) and to test your audio settings.  If you cannot attend, the session will be recorded and archived; you can access the session archives at the link above.

In this session,  Joyce Valenza leads a discussion on the future of librarians and their role in education with Buffy Hamilton, Cathy Nelson, and Carolyn Foote.

Participants will also want to visit the wiki Joyce Valenza has set up to supplement and facilitate the conversation on Thursday evening; you can access the webinar wiki by clicking right here.

I am very excited to be part of this event with my colleagues and friends who are such an invaluable part of my personal learning network!