Creating a Digital BookTalk – The Quick and Dirty Guide

Jared Mills, Readers Advisory Librarian, Seattle Public Library, shared  tips and techniques for creating fun, innovative, and engaging video booktalks at the 2012 iYouth Conference. The jam-packed room combined with the valuable information Jared shared led me to conclude that someone should capture the key points and make it accessible for the world! That “someone” ended up being me! Without further delay, […] → Continue Reading Creating a Digital BookTalk – The Quick and Dirty Guide

From Rags to Eloquence

So, I stood at the head of a room full of people on May 9, 2011 under the assumption that I, Lassana Magassa, the poet did not have to dedicate much time to prepare for a fifteen minute talk on my research interests and progress. Boy was I wrong! (Of course I learned this the […] → Continue Reading From Rags to Eloquence