Considering the Caldecott

This past semester (Fall 2020), I took CHL 403 - Picturebook at Simmons and we finished our semester with a Mock Caldecott, which was won by We are the Water Protectors. Because of this, I feel qualified to make commentary on the actual winners and honor books of the 2020 Caldecott. I had hoped to … Continue reading Considering the Caldecott

The Outcomes of Fall Online Learning

If you recall, I, like many others, had to get used to online learning this fall. While I still generally prefer in-person learning, I did appreciate the chance that I got to engage in some practical projects that utilized digital technology to practice professional and academic skills. The best part about digital projects are that … Continue reading The Outcomes of Fall Online Learning

October Reading Roundup

Let's get spooky folks. Halloween is here, there has been Snow in Boston, and I am right in the busy time of the semester if my to-do list for the next couple of weeks is to be believed. I finally feel like I've got virtual classes for this semester in a place that I'm comfortable … Continue reading October Reading Roundup

September Reading Roundup

I cannot believe how quickly September has flown by. But with classes now in full swing for the semester, a new part-time job, and making the most of the last warm days of summer, it shouldn't come as that much of a surprise. September has been full of good things for me and I can't … Continue reading September Reading Roundup

How I’m Approaching Online Learning

2020 has been a wild ride and a learning experience for us all, and if I've learned anything, it's that I learn best in an actual classroom with actual people where meaningful conversations about literature and librarianship are easier to facilitate than they are through a zoom room. To be fair, I've known this for … Continue reading How I’m Approaching Online Learning