Training: Discussion Board Software for The Jane Collaborative

Today I helped out with training on discussion board software with dozens of Illinois libraries at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Here’s how they describe the project:

Welcome to The Jane Collaborative Forums, sponsored by the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois in partnership with sixty-one small urban and rural public libraries throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

If you’ve reached this page, you have been invited to join the Jane Collaborative Forums, a unique community space for librarians and museum staff to interact with each other, learn about the Jane exhibitions, and increase interest in and traffic to the museum and participating libraries.

You will be able to pose questions, start discussions, and interact with each other as we plan and execute activities surrounding the Jane exhibition and special library programs.

The Jane Project

Poetry: Family Reading Night at Stone Academy

This afternoon I participated in Family Reading Night at Stone Academy in Chicago. We had three sessions of “Grab Bag Poetry”.

We had cut out words from magazines and put five in a bag. A student and their family takes a bag and must write a poem using these 5 words somewhere in it. They will then glue/write the words of the poem on a piece of paper to take home. I facilitated the activity for all.