Looking @ Best Online PLC for Librarians

So much of the knowledge and many of the ideas I’ve gathered over the years are a result of, not formal professional development, but rather my online Professional Learning Community! Come see my list of blogs, Facebook sites, and other communities that have been the most influential for my Library Lessons and School Library Program. 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 @ the ‘Giants’ Who Empowered This Teacher/Librarian

True mentors empower us to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers. Sir Isaac Newton captured my thoughts perfectly: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” This blog post is dedicated to the ‘giants’ who have influenced my life. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ 3 Ways to Use Quotes in the School Library

A great quote can prompt student questioning and creative thinking in ways that a mere statement, or even a good question, cannot. School Librarians can use quotes as teasers to arouse interest in reading, to enhance concepts during Library Lessons, and as promotional displays to advocate for the School Library. Continue reading

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