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High school teacher librarian at Mira Costa HS in Manhattan Beach, CA.
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Campaign for Strong School Libraries!

The California School Library Association (CSLA) has announced the launch of the 2011 California Campaign for Strong School Libraries, a public awareness campaign to increase understanding about the importance of strong school libraries for our children. The campaign is being chaired by Connie Williams, a CSLA Past President.


Through a variety of projects and programs, the Campaign for Strong School libraries is targeting areas throughout California to raise awareness about…


Posted on February 26, 2011 at 11:21am

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At 5:50am on February 3, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Jane, 

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of 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 . 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!


Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

At 11:48pm on May 27, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Janethelibrarian,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
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At 12:16pm on December 8, 2008, Colleen Williams said…
We have an awesome person at district who politely nudges our concerns with the busy, overloaded IT department for us. I growl and she sweet talks them.
At 10:41am on December 8, 2008, Colleen Williams said…
Jane, I'm throwing a virtual party! My district's filter guardian (unannounced) has responded to my pleas to unblock this ning! Looking forward to more collaboration. Colleen
At 7:13am on November 11, 2008, Colleen Williams said…

Regret it took me so long to respond to your friend request -- our school system changed filters and I'm now blocked from a lot of sites normally used.


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