Infomancy n. 1.The field of magic related to the conjuring of information from the chaos of the universe. 2.The collection of terms, queries, and actions related to the retrieval of information from arcane sources.


Omar Wasow – Libraries in the Age of Google

October 27th, 2007 by infomancy

Omar Wasow is closing the AASL 2007 conference with a discussion of what we must do to thrive in the age of Google/Amazon/Whatever. We cannot beat these companies, but we can succeed by remaining focused on our core values. School libraries are about critical thinking and information fluency – these are the critical tools for [...]

Inquiry in History (ABC-CLIO)

October 27th, 2007 by infomancy

Alice Yucht is leading a presentation for ABC-CLIO on working with social studies teachers to address historical inquiry. The ABC-CLIO resources have become quite popular in the region I serve, so I was very glad to have a chance to learn more about them. Alcie is starting with a review of historical inquiry and how [...]

Welcome to the Jungle of AASL

October 27th, 2007 by infomancy

With the sweet strains of Guns ‘n Roses welcoming AASL participants to the jungle as we converge on the Reno Convention Center ballroom for the opening session, I can’t help but think that this conference is going to kick some serious butt. This was of course only to be expected with the ever dynamic Sara [...]

NY School Library Media Leadership Retreat

August 6th, 2007 by infomancy

Doug Johnson is leading us through a discussion of assessment. We have to have assessment to know where we are and where we are going. After all, if you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. In addition to program assessment, we also need to focus more on student assessment [...]

Leadership: Technology Driven Change

June 23rd, 2007 by infomancy

The subtitle of this session offers help in turning theory into practice, but I must admit that I came hoping for some insight in going the other direction. In implementing Fish4Info, we are navigating a technology driven change with a reasonable degree of success. After some initial stumbles, we learned to work more slowly and [...]