Challenging Times If you or someone you know hasn’t yet had a book challenge, give it time. As you are undoubtedly aware, there is a rising tide of book challenges across the country. Targets include specific titles and particular topics;… Read More ›
Enhancing Your #AASL21 Experience with Social Media
By Amanda Jones and Shannon DeSantis Gile The AASL National Conference, being held October 21-23, 2021, in Salt Lake City, will be here before you know it. Here are some of the ways that social cedia co-Chairs, Shannon DeSantis Gile… Read More ›
We’re #BetterTogether: Sharing What Works
Sharing Online So much of our world, both professionally and personally, has moved online. One benefit of being digital is the “virtuous cycle” of colleagues both near and far sharing ideas. These online shares often receive lots of replies from… Read More ›
I’m a New School Librarian! Now What?
Are you a new school librarian? Welcome to the best job on the planet! I will be entering my seventh year as a school librarian this year and I know from experience that while it is an extremely rewarding job,… Read More ›
Professional Learning Networks – A Place to Model Digital Citizenship
My Professional Learning Network Professional learning networks, or PLNs as they are affectionately called, have become woven into the fabric of our professional lives. For me, I carefully decide who to follow based on my personal and professional interests. Just… Read More ›
Growing Your #PLN: Search. Follow. Connect.
Throughout our #ConnectedEducator blog posts, we have taken a look what it means to be a connected educator; what a hashtag is and how to use them through Twitter chats; and most recently, how to build your social media profile… Read More ›
What Is a #ConnectedEducator?
How often in your career have you heard someone say, “you really need to be a connected educator” or “you should get connected with…”? I find myself telling friends and colleagues this quite often. Many of us in the school… Read More ›
Social Media Presence in 2016
Pushing the Social Media envelope in the New Year Meet them where they are You might ask “Why would a school library get involved in social media?” The simple answer is communication. The Webb School library mission is “To connect with… Read More ›
Moving from Old School to New: How Making Connections has Changed the Library
You are a connected educator; you would not be reading this if you weren’t. I do not need to tell you all the benefits of being connected to your students, colleagues, and the outside world. You know! Yet, I wonder… Read More ›
Join the Conversation: Networking Opportunities for YOU @ AASL15!
There’s no question that the AASL National Conference is huge. School librarians and administrators come from all corners of the country to learn and grow together. It can feel overwhelming to find yourself in a sea of librarians searching for… Read More ›