Teacher librarians at schools for the d/Deaf, those working in mainstream settings with d/Deaf students, d/Deaf professionals in information services and more. Let's connect and share what works for you! All are welcome. See More
I have an MLS, CAS, and am an IL certified school library media specialist
I'm also a tutor, substitute, writer and thinker.
I've been deaf since age 3, mainstreamed in public schools in the years before teachers recognized differences in student learning.
I learned sign language in my 20s. Coincidentally, most of my sign language "discovery" took place during library school and my first professional position as a public librarian.
My research into how deaf and hard of hearing students learn to read and think lead to my CAS project, Engaging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in School Libraries: A Handbook for Teacher-Librarians.
My goal as a teacher-librarian is to instill a love of reading and learning in all students and help them learn to think and ask quesions -- skills they'll need for higher education and beyond.
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