I am a School Librarian who came to the profession late in my career. I was a public library Reference Librarian for years and then was encouraged to go back to school to get my School Library Certificate in '97.
I worked at a private school for 8 years and since 2006 have worked in a public school. I have 2 elementary schools (grades 1-5) with about 600 students in the combined schools.
I love what I'm doing but want to do it better so am anxious to join this group and discover new things about the field.
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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!
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.