Taught in High School in England for eight years, then went to live in Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana,Southern Africa for nearly ten years where I taught in a couple of International Junior Schools. Emigrated to Australia in 1994 and retrained and became became a TL in 1996. I am Head of Library Services at Calvary Christian College which is situated in Logan, a city close to Brisbane. We are a P-12 school with two campuses. As well as overseeing the three libraries (two Junior and one High School) I am also the Junior School TL on one campus and in charge of the School Archves for the whole school - so i keep busy!! I am also the Queensland Convenor for the Australian Society of Archivists Special Interest Group of School Archivists.
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!