I really want principals and administrators to see this. Some teachers and even librarians need it too–as a reminder or as inspiration. It would be awesome if SCASL could make one of these too.
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Just yesterday I was bemoaning that there are librarians everywhere who are simply satisfied as a gate-keeper of books, for all intents and purposes a specials class in the specials/planning period rotation, and are dismissive of the expectations AASL has laid out for the critical roles we are trained to fulfill in our schools. Administrators who for whatever reason choose to [...]
A post was in my reader this afternoon, one so moving, I popped out to go leave a comment of support. Apparently the post has been pulled down. Ever happened to you? How many of us have been on the other end of a Tweet, Facebook, or blog post as author and shared something, [...]
Rant two: student ID’s. See rant 1 here. (Fictitious letter, all names and locations are anonymous.) Dear School Library Professional Guru, My colleagues and I don’t agree on the requirement of student ID’s to check out books from our high school library. Can you guide me in how to handle this situation? I want to [...]
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So this article has been making its rounds today. It’s generating a lot of traction in my area that includes some panicked school librarians. Can you hear them screaming, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”? Click here to see the pic if it is not pictured below. As expected many are knee jerking [...]
This hit my PLN recently, and I must confess it excited me too. My initial thought was wow–something to show the uninformed! I also celebrated that its creator is from Winthrop University (and I am a 1986 alumni), and really close to my hometown here in the great state of South Carolina Darren Draper challenged [...]
I did my Snapshot Day last Thursday, April 7th, 2011. I wanted to share some of the comments, quotes, and anecdotes we were taken from our student survey. I’m also including two quotes from faculty and staff: “I love the way we work together and that you can help my kids accomplish the task at [...]
South Carolina school librarians impact the lives of their students daily. Whether working with entire classes or individuals, we enhance our students’ education. Study after study has proven the worth of effective school library programs led by certified school librarians. As of yet, South Carolina school libraries have not been featured in one of these [...]
Recently I was asked if I would consider making the trip to Washington, DC for National Library Legislative Day 2011. What a GREAT opportunity to network with library leaders nationwide, and have a (hopefully) captive audience in our congress for talking about issues that are greatly impacting school libraries. Getting the nod from my own [...]