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Langley, British Columbia
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Certified Librarian - Washington State Library

I have been a teacher-librarian in British Columbia since 1987. I am also a member of Cumann Leabharlann na hÉireann (Library Association of Ireland)

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McKenna: Volunteers good, librarian better



Daily News Tribune - September 24th

The Daily News Tribune, from Needham, Massachusetts has posted an article from a mother who writes a response to another article posted September 18th ("Check this out: Volunteers help keep elementary school libraries open in Ashland.").

While she admits that she would probably do the same thing she does recognize the importance of having school librarians.

"I applaud the commitment… Continue

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 5:19pm

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2009 Results

Hello everyone,

With summer upon us, I offer you some light but interesting reading.

From the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest website:

An international literary parody contest, the competition honors the memory (if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is childishly simple: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. Although best known for "The Last Days of… Continue

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 7:21pm

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (volume 4, no. 2, 2009)

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (from the University of Alberta Learning Services) has published another issue.

This issue features "school libraries and their connection to evidence based practice."

The articles are:

1. Weaving Evidence, Reflection, and Action into the Fabric of School Librarianship

2. Creation of a Research Community in a K-12 School System Using Action Research and Evidence Based Practice

3. School Library Media… Continue

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:12pm

23 Essential Elements of Sharable Blog Posts

I have posted information from Chris Brogan Blog "CB - Community and Social Media" before.

Yesterday, he added a post that is useful for anyone who has his/her own blog and post regularly.

23 Essential Elements of Sharable Blog Posts

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 8:30pm

Cuts don't reflect words

We just had a provincial election in BC and, one of the issues that was front and centre, was funding cuts to school districts. While cutbacks in my own district were not as drastic as in Bellevue, Washington, they are serious for our school libraries. Starting next fall, there will be no full time teacher librarians in any of the elementary or middle schools in the district and we are losing our district librarian. I wrote a letter to the editor of a local paper in response to a statement of… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

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At 8:41am on February 3, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Richard, 

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


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