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Started Jan 21, 2009

Learning is Social: AASL Common Belief
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I have proudly called myself a librarian for 17 years now. After several years as a Public Reference Librarian, I switched gears to become a Teacher Librarian, and I am the happiest that I have ever been in my career. I care passionately about our profession and openly express my views.

I am particularly interested in Web 2.0 and the ever changing role of technology in education. How has it changed what we believe? or teach? I really try to foster a love for reading by using technology as a conduit for book discussions like using student blogs and wikis.
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At 3:53am on January 27, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Laura,

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 7:10am on June 20, 2009, Dale Johnson said…
YOU have Johnny Mathis on your MP3 !!!
At 4:28am on May 27, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Laura,
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):
My TWITTER Profile</</body>
At 3:37pm on January 30, 2009, Lisa Snyder said…

Congratulations on your little boy! I'm so happy for you. And I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous of you in Ann Arbor, enjoying winter and the great mid-west. (Can you tell I miss Ohio?)

I'm not traveling to DC as much, but you're right, I was visiting there for various singing jobs.

Take care!

At 1:09pm on January 29, 2009, Lisa Snyder said…
Hi Laura,

It's great to know of you through this, although I have to admit, I've been spending more of my time in another ning community.

Hope you are well. Let me know how things are with you.

Much has changed, as you probably know from Sandy. The new building is amazing as is our library.

Keep in touch!

At 9:55am on January 9, 2009, sandy krieg said…
i am not sure if i ever got back to you...constant interruptions haven't changed but I memory of what I have completed has gone by the by.

Congratulations on your little one...that is very exciting. Yes, there are pix of the new upper school on our web site under about Haverford.
At 8:59am on January 8, 2009, sandy krieg said…
Hi Laura,
I've been thinking about you since I read your article in LMC. How are you doing? It sounds like you are enjoying your work. I hope all else is going well too. We just moved into a new upper school and have a two story library in the upper school. It's interesting as we navigate the new space and try to figure out how to make it work best. I am first starting to just blogs and ning and this is one of my first forays into it. Any suggestions are always welcome.
Fondly, Sandy
At 4:50pm on December 13, 2008, Paul Mavis said…
When I was a boy, libarians wore sensible shoes and their eyeglasses hung from a chain.

And it was quiet in the library.
At 10:35pm on November 26, 2008, Naveed Ahmad said…

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