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Video Contest Ends April 27!

Have you submitted your video testimonial for a chance to win 2014-2015 library lesson plans from If not, you only have 10 days left! What are you waiting for? Check out this blog post about the contest and submit your entry here! I'm not looking for professional quality videos - just a quick 1 to 2 minute testimonial about my library lesson plans. You can record with a smart phone, webcam, or video camera. Don't like seeing yourself on camera? Me neither! Don't worry - … Read More...


The Evolving Role of School Librarian

In my weekly search for school library news, I found this encouraging article out of Montana. This is a district that clearly recognizes the changing landscape of school libraries and changing the role of its librarians to meet today's student needs. Does your district recognize the need for evolving school libraries? As I've written before, I believe school libraries are more relevant today than ever before... IF they are evolving to meet the needs of 21st Century students. I love this quote … Read More...


Win Free Library Lesson Plans Do you want to win 2014-2015 Library Lesson Plans? Of course you do! Here's what you need to do for a chance to win. First, create a short video testimonial of yourself talking about my current library lesson plans and how they made your school library better. Include your name (first name only if you prefer) and why you love my library lesson plans. Be specific! Talk about how the lessons save you time, … Read More...


Exploring Genrefication in the School Library with Tiffany Whitehead

Show Notes Tiffany's blog - Mighty Little Librarian My blog post - Why I Won't Ditch Dewey Tiffany's blog posts on genrefication: Ditching Dewey: Choosing Genre Categories Ditching Dewey: Labeling the Books Ditching Dewey: Making the Move Ditching Dewey: Catalog Changes Ditching Dewey: Signage Get More Parent Volunteers in the Library Podcast with Laurie Lawver Tiffany's student survey results post Library Displays Podcast with Jennifer Underhill   Jocelyn's Pin … Read More...