Longmont, CO


July 21


Longmont, CO

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  • Greetings Connie, 

    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

  • Hi Connie,
    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.

    Mike McQueen

    LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
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  • Abbeville didn't get much from Katrina, but it did take a BIG hit during hurricane Rita! It hit right up Vermillion bay and devastated the low lying farmlands around Abbeville so they got hit pretty bad. They have recovered better than NO, but it has taken time. My nephew is going back to UNO this winter, he had just started when Katrina hit, he tried to go back the next semester, but the crime was pretty bad and the dorms hadn't really recovered so he took a year and went to UL in Lafayette instead. My sister lives in Lafayette and works as a pastry chef at Poupart's so he was okay, but he is going to try again this Jan. Where did your sister live in Spring Branch? It is a pretty cool place to work mainly because of Dr. Barry Bishop, we just started a new online Professional dev. program based on the Charlotte Mecklenberg library in North Carolina. It is called Library2Play, check it out at the link below and let me know what you think.
    Again, it's really good to hook up!
  • Hi Connie,
    I am originally from Abbeville, small town south of Lafayette. I did my undergrad at UNO with a major in Speech/Theatre Ed. and a minor in Lib. Sci. Then when we moved to Houston I ended up in Spring Branch --- great place to work! I got my Masters from UNT, but haven't talked myself into going for that Doctorate yet ---- maybe one day!?! Do you enjoy CO after the flat lowlands of LA??? We lived in Knoxville, TN for a year, and absolutely loved it there! We would like to move back in the next couple of years, we just need to work up to the whole "moving" thing!!! It was great "hooking" up --- let's keep in touch, I love to hear from transplanted Louisianaians!
  • Here's a link to TPS: http://tpscolorado.mscd.edu
  • Thanks for adding me as your friend! I love hooking up with others from Colorado. By the way, have you received any notices about the Feb. 1-2 Librarian Days sponsored by Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) at Metro State? It's a real deal when you can get a librarian/teacher team to attend AND have TPS pay for your subs. -Mary
  • Hi Connie,
    Thanks for hooking up with me on TeacherLibrarian Ning. I have enjoyed reading your posts, and I look forward to reading more. Stay warm in CO!!!
  • well, sara tells me that online chats are more like entertainment for shut-ins, but I'm doing a paper on Web 2.0 for liberrians, so I thot I'd see what's happenin.
  • Your thoughts are well taken. My daily motto is, "What can I do today to increase the student achievement at my school?" Whether it is with one student, one class, or an entire grade level or department. I am spread so thin, all I can do is what is in front of me that day!
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