Amanda is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year, and a 21 year educator from Watson, LA. She's a teacher-librarian and certified reading specialist at a 5-6 grade middle school. She is Vice President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians and is the 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar Program Pioneer. Amanda is an active member of several committees for AASL and is on the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Awards Committee. Visit her library website at lomlibrary.org and/or find out more about her at http://librarianjones.com/.
If My Administrators Only Knew
School librarian Kristina Holzweiss recently posted on social media wondering what school librarians wished their administrators knew about their jobs. Admittedly, I have an administration that offers overwhelming support to our school library programming, and it is due to the… Read More ›
School Librarians: Together We Are a Force
The past few weeks I’ve been doing some serious reflection on my Professional Learning Network (PLN) and just how much of a force we are when we unite as one. I am the only school librarian at my school, and… Read More ›
School Library Month: How Will You Celebrate?
April is one of my favorite months of the year because April is School Library Month. While school librarians advocate for school libraries 12 months a year, April is a special month of celebration, advocacy, and reflection. I love to… Read More ›
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Book Lists
One of my favorite times of the year is the end-of-year book lists. Public libraries, journals, authors, publishing companies, educators—they are all posting their favorite books from the year. Are you a middle-grade librarian? There are lists just for the… Read More ›
My #AASL21 Conference Experience
If you have ever been to an AASL National Conference, you know it can be a remarkable event. It is difficult to put into words just how impressive this conference can be for our professional growth. There are author visits,… Read More ›
Dear School Leaders: 5 Things You Need to Know about Your School Librarian
Recently, I was fortunate to present at the Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit to school, district, and state leaders on the importance of having full-time, certified school librarians at every school. I spoke to the fact that we are one of… Read More ›