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At 8:51am on January 26, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Katharine,

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 10:29am on April 8, 2010, Donna Baumbach said…
Fabulous. I've tweeted it twice this morning...emailed it to proactive folks. Will add to my class blog (unfortunately a very small class, but HEY!) Hope it's a big success!

Thanks for sharing. I'm ready to FREEZE-N-Read!
At 5:37am on January 15, 2010, Fran Bullington said…

Love your book fair mystery. What a creative way to get the students involved (and buying) at the book fair. I'm sure it was a successful, enjoyable event.
At 10:53am on December 28, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
As they say, "It was nice just to be nominated...."

Enjoy your family time. There's NEVER enough of it!

At 9:53am on December 28, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
I saw your edits first thing this morning....fabulous! I'm betting your enthusiasm and creativity are making a real difference in the lives of your students--and teachers, too!

Thanks, Kathy! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!

At 12:55pm on October 14, 2009, Allison Bowen said…
Hi, I looked at your Prezi. Really cool tool. Thanks for sharing. I'm also a middle school librarian. This is my first year and I'm loving it. I saw "Readatouille" in your prezi. What is that? We have a strong foreign language department here and it looks like something I could do with the French teacher. Just trying to steal a great idea! Thanks.
Allison Bowen
At 10:36pm on October 3, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
Yep, Black Mountain, NC. We've had a summer house here since 1996 and bought this "last house before the home" in 2001. Been here full time for the last couple of years...and LOVE it. Fall and spring are just glorious and winters and summers aren't bad either.

You can see the workshop materials at I have to re-do the video segment because I really messed up the audio--maybe next week. "Virtual" certainly added to the challenge!
At 8:51am on October 1, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
Hard to tell from here! I heard about 40 people had registered...they seemed interested. Screensharing technology was too slow so I sent DVDs of everything....not my best workshop, I think, but my last! Thanks for asking. Let me know what you're up to now and then. I'm proud of you! --djb
At 10:34pm on September 10, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm trying to pack a lot into the time...too much, I'm sure. So many cool tools. Your prezi is THE BEST!

Thanks for the link to your blog, too. Very clever! Hope your teachers enjoy it.

You remain ONE creative human being, Kathy! I mean FABRARIAN!!

At 8:15am on September 3, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
Of course....! The workshop is on 9/ tweak away (or don't!) I did find it and saw you had done even more prezis! Cool!

Thanks, Kathy!
At 9:17pm on September 1, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
Hi Kathy,

Could I share your prezi with my Web 2.0 workshop group at FAME? If so, would you send the URL?

It's a perfect example!

At 4:25pm on July 28, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
WOW! No one has called me Dr. Toler in a Long time. Glad you recognized me...I somehow missed your name change (or forgot it as us old folks tend to do!) I agree with the pixel can find some better images or maybe not zoom in so much. Let me know when you're ready--maybe after your presentation so no one else sees it! And we can figure out how I can embed it. I saw the one on Anne Robinson's site and she has embedded that one!

Say hi to all my friends in Lee County (it is Lee, right? or Collier?)

Nice to hear from you, young one!

At 3:52pm on July 28, 2009, Donna Baumbach said…
Your Prezi is imPREZIve!! (LOL)'s got everything! Humor, great use of the tool, a nice arrangement of the elements, and an powerful message!! I especially love your "word wheels" and the way you use them.

Is there more? I want MORE!

When you're done, I'd love to embed it as an example on the WebTools4U2Use wiki. It's the first good library media presentation I've seen. I know they just started offering an embed code--I guess you have to be the author to get it (unlike YouTube or SlideShare). Let me know if you're willing.

If you'd like, there are some flyers at the site you can use as handouts. The wiki was designed for school library media specialists!

(I've got to love your superintendent, too!! --Not to mention your district leadership!)

At 2:48pm on July 28, 2009, Victoria Hall said…
Hello Katharine,
My district has had several trial subscriptions for and I love it. Nick at has been more than generous to us. Unfortunately, the person in charge of money to pay for it, did not subscribe to it for us, even though I asked for it.

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