OK. I’ll admit I was not the child who devoured books. In fact, reading books was the least of my interests. Instead I was an only child with a great imagination who spent most of my time with imaginary friends… Read More ›
Not Your Mother’s School Library: Transformational Thinking and Innovation to Impact Learning for the School Community.
Five years ago, I began my new position as head librarian in a large public high school located in the Midwest. Needless to say, I was excited about all the opportunities and possibilities it would offer. My previous experiences at… Read More ›
“How do you do inventory if you can’t close the library because you’re letting kids take books out for the summer?” The criticism in the other school librarian’s voice was not even trying to veil itself behind a smile. “I… Read More ›
A Maker Family Meet Wooldridge Elementary librarian Elizabeth Mikeska-Benfield, her husband Patrick, the STEAM and Maker Space coordinator at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School (PreK-8), and their two sons, Memphis (10) and Jackson (8). I met the family when we gathered for a… Read More ›
After my post last month on Why a Makerspace Isn’t a Magic Cure-all For Your Problems, the conversation in social media took off. I noticed that some in the conversation felt that they couldn’t coordinate literacy programs and makerspace programs. Others… Read More ›