Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I'm continually amazed by the reach of my little website. Thousands of school librarians have stopped by to read my posts and use the resources I've posted, and hundreds are listening to the Elementary Librarian podcast. As awesome as this experience has been, I often feel conflicted about what to write on the blog next. I've been writing about school libraries for over a year, and while there's lots left to say, I feel like I'm doing too much of the talking (or writing, in this case).
I've had many conversations with you guys via comments on the blog and email, and I know all of you have fantastic ideas. I've asked for recommendations for podcast guests several times, and I've even asked for people to write for Elementary Librarian. Today I'm asking again, because I feel like my readers either don't think I'm serious, or you don't think you would qualify as an awesome librarian.
Here's a little news flash for you: all elementary librarians are amazing. Each one of us brings his/her own brand of awesome to our school buildings. I can just about bet that every person reading this today has at least one idea that could benefit someone else reading this same post. A year ago, I didn't think anyone would read anything I had to say. Now this ordinary girl from Kentucky even has a podcast. I didn't see that one coming when I started this site! The real power in online networks is sharing ideas with people across the country, and even across the globe. Let's make that happen here at Elementary Librarian.
Here's what I want you to do. If you are reading this, I want you to recommend a colleague (or yourself) to be on the Elementary Librarian podcast. Just fill out the form below. Alternatively, you could submit an article to be published on the blog. Yes, I'm talking to you. Stop what you're doing right now and take two minutes to tell me about something cool that's going on in a library in your area - something that would make another librarian's life easier, or something that would help their students get more excited about reading. I know you know someone who would be a fantastic guest. Recommend them here so we can all help each other become better librarians.
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