Erinn Batykefer, MLIS

An online professional portfolio

Teen Librarian’s Toolbox

Teen Librarian’s Toolbox: for teen librarians short on time, short on money but not short on passion Teen Librarian’s Toolbox was created by Karen Jensen, who has been a Teen/Youth … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Poetry meets tech: apps for your mobile device | Library as Incubator Project

Here’s a great review of three different poetry apps for SmartPhones posted on the Library as Incubator Project website during National Poetry Month: Poetry meets tech: apps for your mobile … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

5 Teen Book Review Sites

A few of my favorite sites for Teen Book Reviews: Flamingnet Book Reviews  Flamingnet was created by Seth Cassell, who is now in college, when he was in 5th grade.  … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Common Sense Media: An online media ratings tool

Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization that publishes reviews and ratings for movies, video games, TV shows, books, music, and other media. From the website: Mission: Common Sense Media … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep

Shmoop is an excellent resource for librarians inundated with teens looking for homework help, or stressed out prepping for SATs and other hellish standardized tests. I know I would have … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Free Tech for Teachers

Free Tech for Teachers is a great site that profiles free resources and lesson plans for teaching with technology.   It won Best Ed Tech Support Blog, Best Individual Blog, and … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interactive Posters using Glogster

What is a Glog? Interactive poster loaded with text, graphics, music, videos, and more. Glogster is FREE. Glogs are are easy to make, and offer a unique social-media platform for … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Photoshop | Book Cover Design Contest

There are a few in each collection I work with that are wonderful reads, but they have terrible covers.  It always disappoints me when patrons (particularly teens) pass them up, … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Library Kit: Teaching Teens the Art of Light Photography | Library as Incubator Project

The “Teaching Teens the Art of Light Photography Kit” was contributed to the Library as Incubator Project by Michael Cherry, Teen Programming Specialist at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (Evansville, IN). … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Floor Planner | Re-design the library contest

Floorplanner.com is a great tool for diagramming room layouts and spaces of all kinds.  I know from growing up in a family of three sisters in a house that only … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment