Today's Member of the Month is Liz Glenn. Liz works at Madison Cross Roads Elementary School in Toney, Alabama. She has been a school librarian for 28 years.
We asked Liz some questions about her experience as a school librarian and we would like to share them with you.
What's your favorite thing about your job as a school librarian?
Name one children's book that you couldn't live without in your library.
This is Not My Hat
Tell us why you decided to join the Elementary Librarian Community. What's your favorite thing about it?
I needed some help with creating new lesson plans. I also want to align my lessons with the standards. So far my favorite thing has been gathering new ideas.
What's the biggest challenge you're currently facing when it comes to your school library?
We are currently in the COVID-19 crisis, so we are all wearing masks - teachers and students.
We usually have 950 students; this year we have 610 in-person students. I do not have an aide.
It's a really big challenge to get the lessons ready, teach the lessons, order the books, accession the books, check out the books, and shelve the books by myself.
If you could give one piece of advice to a brand new school librarian (or someone considering becoming a school librarian), what would it be?
Become familiar with new literature and find a mentor who you can call with any question.