I am the Middle School Librarian, 4 - 8, at the Berryville Middle School. I have been in this position for two years. Before that I was the K - 12 Librarian at Kingston School for five years. I graduated with my bachelors at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I received my Masters at Arkansas Tech in Russellviolle, Arklansas. Before becoming a librarian I was in the clasroorm for fifteen years teaching grades 1 - 4.
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.
I am a preschool librarian who has been asked to sit on a school district committee that is looking into the book TTYL. I would be interested on any feedback from middle school librarians as to their opinion on having this book in their collection.
I does sound like our careers have been very similar. I have changed my very small library to some extent. There just isn't much money for remodeling so I have to do what I can to make it as pleasant as possible. Many of the students I have at the high school were my former elementary students, therefore, we already have a bond. I love my kids and my job.
Hello, Debra! I am a High School Librarian at a small rural school (Johnson Co. Westside) in central Arkansas. I love my job. I love my kids. I was an elementary teacher for 25 years. Didn't really know what to expect from high school students, but they are wonderful.