This YouTube video is wonderful on so many levels - it shows the staff at the University of Washington Library School having FUN (gasp!), it promotes the library, AND by using comtemporary music helps to bridge the gap between library staff and students. Perhaps this might be something that middle/high school library staff could broadcast on the first day of school on your closed-circuit TV systems, edited with custom slides encouraging student to come to the library? Just a thought ... in the mean time, enjoy. Jim
Want to direct your student to search in only a few places? Try this! Google gives you the ability to choose your own sites and provide your students with search access to ONLY those sites! Give it a try here. This one was created by Katie Sanders as part of a class that Lyn Ballam taught at the end-of-the-year Technology Conference this past May.
If you are interested in building your collection to either meet the needs of your hispanic patrons or to balance what you have to offer all of your readers you might want to check out the books listed at this site hosted by the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio.