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…"
"Wow. Definitely a dilemma. I teach at a high school and we are a big hang out place before school - BUT, the kids aren't checking out books and bringing them back unread as a means to visit the library before school.
Being a high school library media specialist is the perfect job for me, combining many of my interests: working with teenagers and teachers, reading, research, and technology. I am a lifelong learner who went back to school at age 51 to earn my MLIS from the University of South Carolina.
I love spending time with my family, reading, and gardening.
Hi Fran, that is so great that you are already in a library! Do you have teaching experience? I am doing it all backwards and getting my MLIS first and then going for the teaching certificate. But soon enough I can be endorsed as a Teacher Librarian.
I can see the Light! Over the last 18 months I have completed 24 hours of the certification program and am finishing up the practicum this spring, so on May 12th (Officially) I will be done. As all of our work must be turned in by April 19th, that is the unofficial celebration day.
Hi, Fran! I know you are relieved to have finished your MLIS. I haven't been spending as much time on Myspace lately, but have a facebook page now. We will be finishing our school year on June 6 (report cards), so we still have a little more time to finish our inventory. We have started it, but were waiting for our final due date to do fiction and manga. I hope you have a great summer!
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.
Mansfield University Scholarship Program – Begin in January 2012
In an ongoing effort to recruit a new generation of school library leaders, Mansfield University recently received a fifth Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grant to fund scholarships for its totally online School Library & Information Technologies Master of Education degree program with school library certification. If you know of an educator or non-certified librarian seeking school library certification, please pass along the news that we are still accepting applications for the spring 2012 semester.
The Master of Education program, ideally suited for working educators
with no time to drive to a university, offers a convenient and effective path to school library certification. For detailed information and contacts please refer to the Fulfilling the Promise homepage, at http://libweb.mansfield.edu/promise/, or contact Cynthia Keller, Department Chair email@example.com