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!
Mike McQueen Teacher Librarian at McLain HS Lakewood, CO
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.
Hi Tracy, thanks for the friend invite. I was an elementary school librarian for 12 years before moving on to high school. Although I love my new job I do miss the story times, cute displays and hugs that were such a big part of working in an elem. school.
Thanks for inviting me to be one of your friends. I see you
are an Elementary person like I am. Isn't it great being a
Librarian/Media Specialist!!! There are so many opportunities to learn something new on a continuous basis! Plus having
friends who are High Librarians/Media Specialists and Elementary Librarians/Media Specialists, well, it just doesn't get any better than that!