What Teacher Librarians Do

I am writing to you to express my concern about the proposed budget cut of reducing our teacher librarians to half-time positions in the elementary schools.   Impact of a Half-Time Teacher-Librarian   I am a first grade teacher at Campbell Elementary and this is our first year with a half-time teacher librarian at our [...]

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  A Typical Day   7:30am-8:30am   Set-up, rehearse, broadcast daily TV news show with student News team 8:45am – 9:00am Read aloud to Kindergarten class about Martin Luther King Jr. 9:00am-9:45am Give lesson on researching with Jefferson County Public Library data bases to 4th grade class; assist class with research and taking notes in [...]

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Our Library is Always Busy   Picture a library in your school where students stand behind a red line waiting to be called to check out their two library books.  Now picture a library where there are two, maybe even three classes checking out library books at their reading level, on computers researching a project, [...]

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Value of a Full Time TL   I have been a parent at Stein Elementary for the past 4 years. I cannot even begin to tell you the value I have found with the teacher librarians at our school. My children are both avid readers and always find their interaction with Mrs. Schiele engaging. She [...]

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The Value of Full Time Librarians   Christy Yacano, former Teacher Librarian at Campbell Elementary, was a huge asset for our school.  Christy met with classroom teachers routinely throughout the year to look at ways to co-teach lessons.  Her expectation was that we would collaborate and integrate some form of technology into each of our [...]

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I have worked at Fairmount Elementary for five years and keep being amazed at the talents and effectiveness of our teacher-librarian, June Ruppel. She is an invaluable asset to our students and staff.  She is constantly teaching, assisting students and staff with computer programs, and is like the grease that keeps our students learning effectively [...]

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Library Evolution   I’ve been a parent of Betty Adams Elementary for 8 years.  When my daughter started kindergarten back in 2004 she loved going to the library but it was just for story time and check out.  Before she left Betty Adams last year the library had became so much more.  We went from having 5 clunky [...]

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Jack of All Trades   At Edgewater Elementary our teacher librarian is more than just a librarian. She is our technology teacher, teacher support, helps test our students and even helps teach in our classrooms. My students think of our librarian as a second teacher.   Connecting Lessons to the Real World   One of [...]

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Addressing Internet Safety and Cyberbullying   What in the world do these acronyms mean and why should schools be involved? Internet safety and cyber bullying are critical issues in a teen’s life. Usually students hear about cyber safety in a large auditorium from an adult telling them what not to do. Just like teaching library [...]

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As we come together to discuss cuts which will have the least impact on student achievement, I want to express my unwavering support for funding full time librarians at every school.   Go-To Person for Curriculum   Our teacher-librarian, Tammy Langeberg, is an essential member of each K-6 team in our building and is our [...]

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