I'm a teacher librarian at a preK through 8 school in Newark, NJ. I got my MLIS at Rutgers. Before entering librarianship, I was a freelance writer, editor and curator based in New York City. I curated a textile exhibition called the Weavings of War that was funded by NEA and the Rockefeller Foundation, and toured the U.S. from 2005-2008.
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!