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…"
"We have an online catalog but students can't reserve with it. I would need to create passwords for all of them to enable that feature. The shelving isn't bad. I have very few students who take out more than one at a time. The manga goes…"
"Probably the Yalsa lists. I also look at Barnes and Nobles teen section and take suggestions from my students. I subscribe to a daily newsletter called Shelf Awareness that gives good suggestions. There are good book suggestions on LM_NET as well.…"
"I allow my students to check out as many books as they want and we don't charge any late fees. I buy books that they want to read. I can't wait to get my hands on the Loertscher's book! Not to mention that some adults have no idea…"
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!
Mike McQueen Teacher Librarian at McLain HS Lakewood, CO
Welcome to the BCC Group. I look forward to learning more about your work. (From my first visit to the TeacherLibrarianNing, I have been curious about the woman behind the shushing slogan!)