The second week of School Library Month affords all librarians to make connections with educators and make connections as educators.
The School Library Month committee has created several activity ideas that you can use during this week. What better way to make connections with educators than with food! Consider hosting an educator breakfast and treat educators to coffee, tea, and delicious pastries, or invite educators to “sample” new books in your library by creating a café environment. Take sweet treats to department meetings, which are a great way to book talk, provide a quick PD or web tutorial about content and showcase library resources. Consider one or all of the activities to make connections at your school. More information and activities can be found on the AASL School Library Month website at www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/slm.
And don’t forget, there are two webinars scheduled this week that you won’t want to miss. Kathleen Riopelle Roberts will present “Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards” on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:00 p.m. Central. There is also a webinar on Thursday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m. Central, which will include panelists, Eileen Makoff, Rebecca Behrens, Jo Hackl, and Sara Holbrook who will be discussing “Author Ideas on Integrating Fiction into the Middle-Grade and Middle-School Curriculum.”
How are you making educator connections at your school library?
Be sure to share how you are celebrating School Library Month 2018 by posting comments and pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtags #SLM18 and #AASLslm.
Author: Cathy Pope, SLM Committee Member