Looking Back @ Becoming a Culturally Responsive School Librarian

We can’t be satisfied with promoting a heritage celebration for a month. We must be responsive to cultures, races, and ethnic groups throughout the school year, and work diligently to build respect for diversity within ourselves, our library collection, and our Library Lessons. It’s the only way our students can learn to love themselves. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ 2 Library Lessons for Your Weeded Fiction Books

Every year I weed a hundred or so low-circulation books from my Fiction area, but I’m never really sure they deserve to be discarded. Even books that have deteriorated or are damaged scream “Save me!” Does the School Librarian in you cringe at the idea of throwing away books? Then here’s 2 Library Lessons that involve students in meaningful and authentic activities while giving new life to those “trash” books. Continue reading

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Looking Forward: Does a 21st-Century School Need a Library?

Does a 21st-century high-tech school need a library? Certainly a modern school doesn’t need the kind of library that has been the norm for the past 50 years because the world we live in now has much different needs for educating our students. But a School Library with a certified School Librarian is critical for meeting the needs of today’s youth. Continue reading

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