I am Mary's daughter! I thought you looked familiar.
I graduated in February 2008 from UB--I actually worked for Windsor for a year prior to graduation (I started my position in lieu of student teaching--ack!). After a year in Windsor (I was K-5, two buildings) an opportunity at Chenango Forks opened up for a K-3 position, and that's where I am now, with my second year working and my first year at Forks drawing to a close already. I LOVE it at CF, the students are adorable and the staff is just awesome. Where are you at school? Are you close to graduation?
I'll head over to your wiki and check it out today--you're so right, we librarians are a rare breed and need to stick together! :)
Things are getting crazy now that it's nearing the end of the year--we're mid-project in almost all my grade levels and I could always use extra help with our tech projects! Some days I feel like I'm just running in circles. :) Is there a certain grade level you're interested in seeing in action? I work side-by-side with another librarian on three days of the 6 day cycle, she covers the older students (4-5, and the MS) so if you come on one of those days you'll get more "bang for your buck" with your visit--two librarians in one! Let me know what days/times you're thinking and we'll see if we can set something up!
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.
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