Promote Literacy I can promote literacy through book talks, book displays, and book fairs. I would like to create student driven book clubs. I would like to write a grant each year to build a book club collection. Students can help me choose books for this book club collection. Students will meet periodically in small groups to discuss the books they read. I would like to have authors visit the school. Collaboration
11 Principles of Character
For this week's discussion post we are assigned to choose one to discuss in depth. I am choosing the first principle because it seems logical to start my in depth understanding at the beginning. Principle 1: Core values are defined, implemented, and embedded into school culture.
Strong Libraries Increase Student Success
Strong libraries improve student achievement. I've curated a few articles on the topic. https://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin178.shtml http://www.ilovelibraries.org/school-libraries/school-libraries-and-student-success Would you like to read some impact studies on the topic? https://www.lrs.org/data-tools/school-libraries/impact-studies/ Are you more of an infographic type of person? http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/advocacy/AASL_infographic.pdf
Who are librarians really?
Librarians are as unique as all other people. The career attracts a certain type of person perhaps but not all will fit the same mold. Generally speaking, librarians are people who: love helping people. We get extreme satisfaction from seeing a light go on in a person's face when we help them find a good book to read.love a good mystery. What I mean by that is … Continue reading Who are librarians really?
This is a regular hangout for me at the Gladys Harrington Library. This is the library I grew up in. It looks completely different from when I was a kid though. I must say for the better. This place is elegant. It has a good blend of appeal for teens, artistic types, and for people … Continue reading Harrington Library
Why do Librarians Need a Masters Degree?
Librarians have been expertly trained to help people. We spend 2+ years on our Master degree, learning how to find the most useful information for our users. We learn to evaluate resources. We learn to become expert researchers and writers. We learn copyright laws. We learn how to organize information. Do you know all the tag … Continue reading Why do Librarians Need a Masters Degree?
Crafting Your Mission Statement
Here is an episode of Write Now Podcast which I found to be very helpful! Sarah Werner is one of my writing heroes! https://youtu.be/OcH9qTY2jsA I can't remember if I've posted my mission statement in progress, but I will eventually post a final mission statement. Be on the lookout for it.
What will the Future of Librarianship Look Like?
This was the topic I chose for my final paper for INFO5000. I chose this because I was curious about the future of the field which I hope to enter. So many people have said that librarianship and libraries are becoming obsolete. I don't believe that at all though. What I found through this research is … Continue reading What will the Future of Librarianship Look Like?
What Librarians Do
I found an interesting blog post about five things librarians do which you probably didn’t know. http://inalj.com/?p=67856 http://inalj.com/?p=67856