What’s in store for the Library Learners blog in 2018?
Library Learners Facebook Page
We are at 9285 followers on the Library Learners Facebook page. This is where I can quickly post resources and great ideas that I find for you online. I’m working on a special surprise for when this page hits 10,000 followers, so share the page with your librarian colleagues and stay tuned!
Thanks to Caroline Weaver for letting me know that she can’t access Facebook at school and needs to get to those ideas and resources from her school computer. I’ll start a new blog post called Facebook Friday where I’ll share the links from the Library Learners Facebook page for the past week. I hope this will help more of you access the resources that I find for you!
Learning Librarians Facebook Group
I started this little group in July 2016 to create a positive place for elementary librarians to collaborate and be inspired, and we’ve grown to over 6000 members from all over the world.
I love to hear you say things like:
- Thanks for starting the FB group. What a lifesaver!
- As a newbie, I appreciate the help!!
- I just want to say that I’m glad I joined this group. This is my first year as a librarian and was feeling a little down. But after reading a few posts I feel revived and ready to go!
Thanks for the way you collaborate in our group! I work with our three volunteer admins (Susan Hanlon, Diane Mentzer, and Corey Hall) to monitor the daily flood of non-educators who want to join our group and sell us stuff. If you see any of these admins, please give them a hug from me for helping to keep our worldwide group safe for librarian discussions.
The Centered School Library book
Upstart published my book in 2011, and has gone through several corporate changes since then.
I’ve sold all the copies I had on hand. This book is currently not available anywhere, as far as I can tell. I’m working this spring to revise the original, based on what I’ve learned in the past six years, and to update it with the new AASL standards. This book will be spiral bound so that you can lay it flat on the copy machine, if needed. I expect the new book, Library Centers for Library Learners, to be available in April 2018. I’ll keep you posted!
Library Learners Blog
I’m still looking for a book study for us this summer. The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild were suggested in the survey, but we’ve read those together before. Anyone can search those titles in the sidebar to find the previous book studies. I’m currently looking at these two books as possibilities.
(The images above are affiliate links. If you click on the pictures, you can read more information about the books from the Amazon description.)
Thanks for your feedback!
Thanks to those of you who completed this survey. If you didn’t have a chance to complete the survey, let me know in a comment what you’d like to see on the Library Learners blog in 2018. I so appreciate your being part of our community. Together, we’re all better!