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…"
"I am so glad things are going well! Things are pretty good. I've enjoyed my fieldwork this semester :) I'm getting so excited about things. I just got back from SLMS and got so energized!
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So sorry to just e getting back to you now. I haven't checked my page in a while. I hope your summer is going well. My mom just left after an 11 day visit. We did a lot of exploring the state, and we had a blast. My library is undergoing some exciting changes right now. We are totally remaking it to be a true 21st-century library media center- tables and shelving on movable casters, flexible spaces, Barnes and Noble- like displays, lots of fabulous lounge furniture. I am very excited!! As for transitioning in at the end of the school year- it was challenging (teachers are tired and busy), but it was great to be able to step in a feel the school out and meet teachers, students, and parents. I will feel more comfortable now this year jumping right in and working with everyone.
Are you still in the CDL? I miss Ruth a lot. It was so fun to work there and to learn from her. When so you graduate? I'm glad you are revved up about becoming a librarian- it really is a great field, and there are opportunities out there to get into a supportive, well-funded school. Don't settle for less than you deserve. I almost did, and I know now that I would have regretted it!
I hope you are enjoying your summer, and write back when you get a chance! I'll change my settings to be notified when I get a comment, so I won't take another 2 months to answer you next message!
Take care, and tell everyone I say hi!
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!
Teacher Librarian at McLain HS
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org