First, if you are unfamiliar with the song, take a few minutes to listen and (maybe?) enjoy the music video I found. While listening note that this is cross-posted on SCASL.net in the online version of our SCASL Media Center Messenger. “Roar” [Verse 1] I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath […]
Tag Archive 'advocacy'
There is quite a buzz in school library land regarding the massive librarian cuts to the Philadelphia School System (from 200+ school librarians down to now just around 15.) My friends Joyce Valenza and Jennifer Lagarde have both provided us with great action items to ensure we “educate” those powers that be who are making […]
Over the last few years in my thus far 28 year old teaching career I can distinctly recall a portion of our welcome back meetings by district leaders focusing our attention on data: test scores, attendance, graduation rate, etc. It’s just part of the nature of the education climate today. I may or may not […]
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.
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 […]
Thank you Jennifer LaGarde for creating and sharing this!! Original graphic by @jenniferlagarde. Infolinks courtesy of @scsdmedia, @dsmacdonald, @dmcordell, @jane_librarian, @NikkiDRobertson featuring School Library Media Programs from coast to coast! Infolinks created with http://thinglink.com If you cannot see it in full here, visit here.
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 […]