"We are in the same boat here. We take it in stride. I do cover frequently at the high school but the classes come to the library so I do not have to shut it down. They work quietly and it does not generally disrupt the day."
I currently teach 7th grade social studies, but am finishing my M.S. in Educational Technology w/a Media Endorsement. I also have a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. I can't wait to move to a library position.
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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!
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.