The next AASL National Conference will be held October 21-23, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am excited because I get to be part of the AASL National Conference Committee. I will be working with some innovative people to… Read More ›
The School Librarian Roles I am Most Passionate About I began as a student in the online school library media program at the University of West Georgia in 2015. I was working part-time as a school library paraprofessional at the… Read More ›
School librarians can be challenged to find professional development that means something and is authentic to our teaching. If I put time and effort into something I want to feel like I gained a skill that improves me somehow. When… Read More ›
School Library Month April is one of my favorite months. My mom was born in April. April showers bring May flowers. Spring is in full swing and the winter blahs are being chased away by the promise of warmer weather,… Read More ›
How School Librarians Can Lead OER Initiatives and Put Their Libraries Back Where They Belong—At the Center of Learning.
After many years of discussion, the use of open educational resources (OER) is beginning to take root in schools and districts. The expanded use of OER content—which includes openly licensed textbooks and courses, as well as additional learning resources such… Read More ›
I first met Olivia Van Ledtje a few years ago at a very busy Digital Playground amidst the chaos of ISTE’s annual conference. While I had been a fan of Liv (as she’s known by her audience), I was not… Read More ›
“Educators can play important roles to enhance any components of students’ creativity” (Sak 2004). School librarians are no different. School libraries have the staff, resources, and space needed to foster creativity in students and teachers. There are many definitions and… Read More ›