I am a second year enthusiastic yet overwhelmed school librarian who wants to do a fantastic job for my 9-12 high school. I previously worked for 13 years as a high school guidance counselor before I made a career change. I have worked at the same school for 15 years. I am married, have three children and like Ben & Jerry's Super Fudge Chunk ice cream.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Hello Joanne - Nice to meet you. I'm glad you're enthusiastic and hope you're not too overwhelmed as a school librarian. I think you will probably do a fantastic job and you are taking a wealth of experience to it, especially being a Mum with three children. Josie