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I'm a 6-12 library media specialist in a small school, Past President of AASL as well as associate editor of Knowledge Quest for AASL. My big news is that I am a candidate for ALA president! Check out my campaign website at or my Facebook page "Sara Kelly Johns for ALA President.
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AASL Committee Appointments?

I am busy making committee appointments and would love to involve AASL/Ning members! Of course, anyone who is not an AASL member yet is welcome to join and get involved right away in working for our students and our profession.

There are a few that are filled (NSLMPY, Advocacy Special Committee, Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy, 2008 Annual) but lots are not and that's what I

am doing this weekend--and the next few weeks. The awards and award subcommittees are… Continue

Posted on May 25, 2007 at 2:26pm

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At 4:27am on January 27, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Sara,


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 3:39am on June 22, 2009, Meenakshi said…
Hi Sara
Meena from Singapore. Hope you are doing well.
At 2:19am on May 28, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Sara,
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 1:04pm on June 9, 2007, Christine said…
Thanks for asking!
At 10:21am on June 3, 2007, Karen Land said…
Thanks Sara
I tried to make it funny and informative....something kids could enjoy and learn from too...K
At 1:49pm on May 28, 2007, Sara Kelly Johns said…
I sure like your take, Dennis. I have never done the same year twice in my loooooooong career. There's always something new and challenging that can make a difference for kids---and I still love having the "right book for the right kid" experience. Libraries are all about literacy--all of 'em!
At 3:41pm on May 25, 2007, Dennis O'Connor said…
The overlap is a place for some interesting blogging. I'm reminded of the story about how one arrow is easy to break, but a bundle can't be broken. We'll all keep working for the vision. For my money, library media remains the heat beat for revolutionary learning technology integration.

At 1:08pm on May 25, 2007, Dennis O'Connor said…
Sara, you'll be working on the cutting edge. Information Fluency is deeply embedded in the refreshed NETS for students that will be announced at NECC next month. Combining Information Power Standards, NETS and the materials we're developing at 21CIF gives you a running start on an ambitious project.

Are you looking at integrating instruction into the classroom?

At 12:21pm on May 25, 2007, Dennis O'Connor said…
Hi Sara, Thank you for inviting me into your network. I enjoyed reading your blog. I like the motto: Powerful Partnerships for Success.

At 1:03am on May 25, 2007, Sara Kelly Johns said…
Hi, Shonda---INTERESTING Hit on LM_NET about movies as entetainment! Thanks for compiling it, Sara

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