Pathfinders are a great way for teacher librarians to create accessible and school, subject and topic specific annotated lists for students to use. I mentioned that creating a wiki is an excellent way to present an interesting pathfinder to students and there’s a very good article in School Library Journal about choosing a wiki format. I also think that it’s a good idea for teacher librarians to put their school name and maybe even class and topic as a heading on the wiki as the students are more likely to impressed by a wiki heading ‘Gumly Gumly year 7’s project on birds in Wagga Wagga’ rather than a more general and staid title.
One of the most interesting books I’ve read in recent years is ‘The life of Pi’ and there’s now an illustrated version. You can see some of the illustrations on The Guardian’s books section – so TLs: alert your English and art departments and any local tigers.