#summer reading

Crowd-sourcing, cameras, and summer reading

For the past two years I have solved the problem of summer reading lists by crowd-sourcing recommendations from our community via "Summer Shelfies." 

We set up a photo booth area in the library (with help from the Art Dept. and Dave Caleb, one of our digital literacy coaches who is a serious photographer) -- for backlit flashes against a white backdrop -- the kind of lighting that makes all of us look like models.

Individuals or whole classes line up with a book in hand and get captured on film.  I then post the results to a Google+ Photo Album.

POSTER - MS HS Summer Shelfie 2015 (1).png

Click here to see this year's results so far:  bit.ly/shelfies2015 -- and last year's:  bit.ly/shelfiesphotos

This year we asked for another possibility -- a #bookface creation.

The results can be seen here:  bit.ly/bookfaces2015