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!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
Hi again Lea. I was out for the holidays but school starts tomorrow, so I'm back plugging away. NMLA is in Las Cruces this year, 9-11 April. Check out their site at http://www.nmla.org/2008%20Conference/conference_home.htm.
Well, I've invited all the NMs that I've found so far to be on my friends list. Are you going to NMLA's annual conference in Las Cruces this spring? Both Linda & I will be there. We could plan to meet up.
Lea - I see you're in Santa Fe. I was scanning the members & found at least 3 others (Bill Wallace, Linda Keulen, & Jose Aranda) here from NM. Do you know of anybody else who is part of TeacherLibrarianNetwork thats from NM?
Sure. It's totally online and consist of mostly 8 week courses. I teach LSC 111, Basic Information Literacy, and a 1 unit course for those volunteering at next years New Mexico Library Association Annual Conference in Las Cruces, April 9-11, 2008. For more info on the program see: http://dabcc.nmsu.edu/bis/libtec/index.htm
I'd be more than glad to answer anymore specific questions.