Looking Back @ Pop Culture in the Library

Educators are encouraged to ‘bring popular culture into the classroom in meaningful ways’ so we can ‘engage students and build relationships’. For many this means chatting with students about popular music, movies or TV shows; to others it means using … Continue reading

Looking Back @ Library Orientation: Location, Location, Location!

A Library Orientation establishes our year-long relationship with students (and teachers), so we need an engaging lesson. The typical presentation of 2-3 dozen slides, covering all aspects of library organization and rules, is NOT it! That just puts kids to sleep with details … Continue reading

Looking Back @ Supporting Reading in Social Studies

As librarians we do whatever is necessary to promote reading by organizing our collection for students to find just what they want (as in organizing fiction by Subjects). A fellow librarian, Kathy Cunningham from Blalack Middle School in Carrollton TX, gave me … Continue reading