Category Archives: Education

Committment to Literacy

Working with students is so inspiring. Just the way they look at the world with their young eyes challenges my own way of thinking. This is why it is so important for us to start reading to our children from … Continue reading

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School Library Media Specialists are Essential

School librarians or Library Media Specialists are  one of the few people who work with every single student in the school.  They are one of the few people who can support all teachers and students in all subject areas. Despite evidence … Continue reading

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Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge

For the past two weeks my K-4 students have been making bookmarks for the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge.  Although the challenge was launched on International Literacy Day, I heard that the Bezos foundation would double their already generous donation of $1 for … Continue reading

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Library advocacy

I just read The Not Too Distant Future blog http://futura.edublogs.org/2010/04/18/rethinking-library-advocacy/ about library advocacy.  Two mothers from Spokane WA, Lisa Layera Brunkan and Susan Lloyd McBurney have done a lot of footwork to figure out how we can best advocate for our … Continue reading

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Rural Librarian bookmarks on Delicious

I have bookmarked lots of what I think are reliable, vetted and cite-able web resources on Delicious http://www.delicious.com/RuraLibrarian. These are primarily for public library user community but also contain many good links to resources for K-12 teachers including sites with lesson … Continue reading

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