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Janelle Grammens
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I am currently the Teacher Librarian at Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa. I received my MLA from the University of Iowa. In the past I have worked for public and private elementary schools as well as a special librarian for an engineering firm.
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The teacher librarians in our district are starting a school library support/advocacy group.  While researching other groups on the web I noticed something.  Most of the groups discuss ways to strengthen the library collection, sponsor events, etc., but they didn't talk about advocating for adequate teacher librarian staffing.  Is there any information available on successful strategies that have been used to persuade administrators to restore teacher librarian positions?

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

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At 5:49am on February 1, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Janelle,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of 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 . 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!


Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

At 6:01am on May 27, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Janelle,

I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
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At 10:55pm on September 9, 2008, Naveed Ahmad said…

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