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Not a Rocking Chair Librarian

Not a Rocking Chair Librarian

By Zoe Midler
Conversations & ruminations on the shifts taking place in K-12 librarianship & libraries.
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E27 | Candid Covid Conversation: PA TLs -Sustainability & Advocacy
Conversation w/4 PA TLs on how they are navigating remote librarianship & what does library/librarianship advocacy look like moving forward.
June 22, 2020
E26 | Candid CoVid Conversations: NY TLs Leading Out Loud
Conversation w/4 NY TLs on how they are navigating the CoVid19 remote/crisis learning environment, their ups & downs, & how their role is evolving.
May 18, 2020
E25-It’s a Big/Small World - Sheena Kelly
Sheena Kelly, Teacher Librarian at Ascend International School in Mumbai, India, gives us an update on her role at Ascend and life in India. Sheena faces many of the same challenges & obstacles all TLs encounter but w/an international twist. Great discussion about how she’s approached building a PLN & tapping local expertise to help her quickly come up to speed & find resources for her patrons. She also discusses cultural differences and how she’s been navigating those waters.
March 12, 2020
E24 | Advocate for Access, Equity, & Opportunity - J. Hunt
Jonathan Hunt, Coord. of Library Services for San Deigo County Office of Education & VP of Professional Development for California School Library Assoc. discusses how to “reframe” library advocacy talking points to better illustrate how traditional priorities associated w/K-12 library services, programming, & librarianship DO in fact contribute to and support larger district and system goals, and are uniquely positioned to do so.
February 4, 2020
E23 | Listen, Connect, & Support - Kristina Holzweiss
A chat w/Kristina Holzweiss about the book she co authored w/Stony Evans, Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community & what she considers the most important library hack.
October 4, 2019
E22 | Finding Chopportunities-Mark Ray
Mark Ray, Dir. of Innovation & Library Services Vancouver Washington Public Schools, discusses changes, trends, & obstacles impacting teacher librarians as we re position ourselves as teachers and school leaders. What’s changed since his 2016 TedTalk?
May 10, 2019
E21 | Creating an Attitude of Skepticism - Jennifer LaGarde & Daren Hudgins
E21 | Creating an Attitude of Skepticism- Jennifer LaGarde & Daren Hudgins, authors of Fact vs Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, talk about information/media literacy & the need for teachers, parents, and students to become skeptical consumers of information.
April 12, 2019
E20 | “Ding Ka-ching” Patron Self Service
BVSD Elem, MS, HS teacher librarians discuss the benefits of patron self service in their libraries.
February 27, 2019
E19.7 | Expand Your Definition of Literacy
Shannon Miller & Bill Bass share their views on the critical role teacher librarians serve in our learning communities & the need to expand our definition of Literacy.
February 7, 2019
E19.6 | Dynamic Duos - Library = Curiosity Center.
Marnie Steele & Brent Caldwell share their journey to create Meadowlark’s Curiosity Center.
January 31, 2019
E19.5 | Dynamic Duos-Libraries Are the Collaborative Hearts of Our Schools
Dynamic Duo - Kelly Sain & Andrew Moore discuss the changes they are seeing in BVSD library spaces, programming, & the positive impact of staffing the collaborative hearts of our schools w/licensed & endorsed teacher librarians.
December 18, 2018
E 19.4 | Dynamic Duos - Students Are VIPs
Ginger Ramsey & Jane Schissel from Broomfield High School discuss their vision for the library as a student-centered, multipurpose space that is dynamic & continually evolving to meet the needs of patrons.
November 23, 2018
E19.3 | Dynamic Duos: Tech Is Not the Teacher
Jenn B. & Tracy H. Superior Elem. reflect on how they are repositioning the teacher librarian as a co-teacher & library as an extension of the classroom to help staff & students continue learning explorations.
October 21, 2018
E19.2 | Dynamic Duo - Library RESET
Eldorado K-8 Principal, Robyn Hamasaki, & Teacher Librarian, Lindsey Dantino, talk about their library RESET.
September 21, 2018
E19.1 | Dynamic Duos - Empowering Leaders
Emerald Elem Principal, Samara Williams & Lizzy Carmihael, teacher librarian, reflect on their patnership to bring Future Ready Librarianship to their learning community.
August 29, 2018
E18 | Todd B. Covert Creativity
Todd B. shares his thoughts on creativity & Hubbard Woods’ IDEA Lab 2018-19 initiatives.
July 13, 2018
E17 | Revenge of the Podcast People
Ming Scheid, Ed Tech Specialist, and I discuss the benefits podcasting & the variety of podcasts and tools.
May 8, 2018
E16 | Directions NOT Included 4.19.18
Stacey Duval (@staceyduval5) shares Mobile Maker Kit reflections & next steps for fostering Maker Ed at Horizons K-8
April 20, 2018
E15 | TxLA 2018 Library Leaders 4.5.18
Impromptu chat w/ Joyce Valenza, Nikki Robertson, & Jennifer Casa-Todd.
April 6, 2018
E14 | Cunning use of Maker Ed tools @ parent fundraiser
Tracy tells us how she integrated Mobile Maker Kit tools & design challenges into annual patient fundraiser at Superior Elem.
March 15, 2018
E11 | Student Tech Squad-Maker Mavens 3.2.18
Broomfield HS Genius Bar students share thheir experiences coaching Elem students as they interacted w/Maker tools and activities.
March 2, 2018
E10 | Mobile Maker Kit Reflections 3.1.18
E10 | Mobile Maker Kit Reflections
March 2, 2018
E5 | MMK Reflections 1.8.18
Continuing conversation w/BVSD teacher librarians on their use of District Mobile Maker Kits.
February 25, 2018
E9 | Teacher Librarian & Innovation Engineer 2.24.18
Chat with Mila S. Teacher Librarian & Innovation Engineer at Kohl Elem. BVSD
February 24, 2018
E8 | MMK Reflections 2.14.18
Sara W. teacher librarian, BCSIS/High Peaks, shares her reflections on using a District Mobile Maker Kit for 30 days.
February 15, 2018
E7 | MMK Reflections 1.30.18
More Mobile Maker Kit reflections. Loran Lattes, teacher librarian, at Whittier Elem shares her observations on Kit usage.
February 2, 2018
E6 | MMK Reflections 1.17.18
Sheena K. , teacher librarian, Peak to Peak K-12, chats w/us about her experience with #BVSD Mobile Maker Kit.
January 18, 2018
E4 | MMK Reflections 12.23.17
3 BVSD teacher librarians reflect on their time with District developed Mobile Maker Kits (MMKs) created to give schools a taste of maker ed and maker centered learning.
December 23, 2017
E3-MMK Reflections | 12.14.17
MMK Reflections
December 14, 2017
E2 | MMK Reflections 11.18.17
BVSD teacher librarians reflect on their experience w/Mobile Maker Kits & student dispositions when interacting w/Kits.
November 18, 2017
E1 | Innovation Tour 11.16.17
Innovation tour intro
November 17, 2017