Archive for September, 2012

Know Your Call Numbers!

   Most students don’t know a call number from a beehive.  So here is your twenty-second guide to call numbers in the CRC. Call number are the shelf addresses of library items.  A beehive isn’t. 1.  Write the whole call number down – letters  and all –  from the BGSU catalog. 2.  The first line tells you […]

Picturebooks with Audio Available Here

   Many of our books come with CDs.  Some CDs narrate the story, others have music that goes along, and one even has bird songs which go along with the illustrations.  Explore the world of sound to accompany the written text.  To find picture books with audio simply go to our catalog, keyword search audiobooks and stories, and […]

First Day of Fall

The first day of fall is tomorrow in the northern hemisphere.  Children in the primary grades study the seasons and the changes each one brings.  Share a book about autumn from the CRC with your students.  Suggested search terms:  fall, autumn, seasons, leaves, harvest, apples, acorns, and pumpkins.

Biographies Have Moved

By now our regular patrons have noticed that something shifty has happened to the juvenile books.  This summer we freshened up the stacks and in the process did a bit of moving around.  Biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs have been moved to the wall where the CRC Offices are located.  There is an excellent selection to […]

Flippin’ Jumpropes, Batman

   Here is a shout out to physical education majors:  we’ve got teaching aids and idea books just for you. Here is a link to browse some of our great materials.  “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.” Knute Rockne

Use the CLCD for Bibliographies

      When you need to find a children’s book on a specific topic and specific age/grade level try the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database.  It allows you to find great titles on a topic, read the reviews, check the AR/Lexile/interest level on one really easy page.  Once you know what you want, click on the Check […]

Finding Fiction in the CRC

    The key to finding fiction in the CRC – picture books, middle grades, YA –  is knowing the author’s name.  If you know how to spell the author’s last name there is no need to know the call number, the titles are in alphabetical order by author .   Sooooo easy!     What if you don’t […]

Top Earning Authors Write for Kids

What have authors Jeff Kinney,  Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling,  Stephanie Meyer,  and Rick Riordan have in common besides writing books for children/YA?  They all are in the  top 15 of the Forbe’s list of The World’s Top Earning Authors.   That’s a whole lot of cash from the Cheese Touch!  Before you drop out of college to write […]

Apps for Education

     No doubt tablet computers and smartphones are becoming more popular for use with children by both parents and teachers. Not surprisingly, apps designed for kids are a booming business. To help guide teachers through the maze of apps I’ve created a Libguide called Apps for Education. In it you’ll find plenty of sites that […]

Tweet about the CRC

   Send us some love!  Let the world know that #bgsu #library has an awesome CRC!  Why do you make the trip to the 2nd floor?  What are your favorite resources?  Follow the library @bglibrarian67.

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