Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Jeanna Walker - Wed. Oct. 2 to Fri.. Oct. 4, 2013

This year's last guest blogger is Jeanna Walker, the media specialist teacher at Portage Northern High School (MI). There she is centrally involved in activities with students and teachers in the Library Learning Commons.

Visit the Portage Public Schools High School CyberLibrary.

Portage Northern High School's  library teaching program was selected to represent Michigan on Dr. Nancy Everhart’s AASL Vision Tour. Jeanna Walker was recently named by the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) as Michigan's 2014 School Librarian of the Year.

Learn more about Jeanna, her work at Portage Northern High School, and a busy professional life at 


The startup question asked of all the blog-guests this year is: "Can you provide a few examples or ideas of what makes your library program successful?"

Monday, September 30, 2013

Jennifer Brower - Tues. Oct. 1 to Thur.. Oct. 3, 2013

Welcome to our next guest, Jennifer Brower, the Library Media Specialist at New Haven High School, IN.

Jenn was awarded the 2012 Outstanding New Media Specialist Award presented jointly by the Indiana Library Association and the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (ILF/AISLE). Currently, she is the District 3 Representative-elect and is Treasurer for AISLE.

In a short time-span, Mrs. Brower has established herself at her school as a energetic and knowledgeable leader who is willing to share and collaborate.


She will lead off with her response to the startup question - "Can you provide a few examples or ideas of what makes your library program successful?"

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Susan Eley - Mon. Sept. 30 to Wed. Oct. 2, 2013

Rejoining this year's class as a blog-guest is Susan Eley, the library media specialist at Hillside Elementary School (PreK to Grade 4) in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Susan is a graduate of Indiana University's MLS program and has a few year's of on-the-job experience.

She was been involved with her school district's Library Media Curriculum Writing Committee as they worked to incorporate the Common Core Standards for language arts. She would be pleased to share with you ideas and insights gained in that process as well as any other issues and activities related to her school library and the work of school librarians in general.

Learn more about Susan at http://eduscapes.com/sms/overview/eley.html.

This year's startup question is "Can you provide a few examples or ideas of what makes your library program successful?"

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pete Hildebrandt - Tues. Sept. 24 through Thurs. Sept. 26


Next up for blogging is Pete Hildebrandt, a 34 year veteran of public education. Pete is the Library Media Specialist at Sylvania High School  (OH).

He has taught grades 1,2, 4, 5 and 6, worked as a principal, and been a media specialist at the middle school / junior high as well as two high schools. An award winning educator, he has just about done it all!


This year's startup question is "Can you provide a few examples or ideas of what makes your library program successful?"

Learn more about Pete:
Use this opportunity to learn all that you can from his work as a teacher and a teacher librarian.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sherry Gick - Mon. Sept. 23 through Wed. Sept. 25

Joining the class as a first-time blog-guest this year is Sherry Gick, the school librarian at Rossville Consolidated Schools in Indiana.
http://www.rcsd.k12.in.us/ 

Sherry works daily in the middle school/high school library and supervises an assistant who runs the elementary library. She also teaches sixth and eighth grade language arts enrichment and peer tutoring/cadet teaching. She would be pleased to share with you ideas and insights as well as other issues and activities related to her school library and the work of school librarians in general.

Sherry is married to a teacher and coach. They are parents of two children. She is an avid reader and a runner.

Learn more about Sherry at
http://eduscapes.com/sms/overview/gick.html.

This year's startup question to all of our blog-guests is: "Can you provide a few examples or ideas of what makes your library program successful?"

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dana Fisher - Wed. Oct. 17 to Fri. Oct. 19, 2012

Our final guest blogger this Fall is Dana Fisher, a library media specialist at Florence Elementary School in High Point, NC.

Visit Dana's biopage for more information:
http://eduscapes . . .fisher.html

This week, Dana is in the midst of presenting lessons to her students that are required by the Children's Internet Protection Act. It's a busy week with a book fair in the library, an activity that is run entirely by PTA volunteers. That means that Dana is taking her "show on the road" to the children's classrooms.

Startup question: "What is the most important issue or activity facing you in your school library this fall?"

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Dennis LeLoup - Wed. Oct. 10 to Fri. Oct. 12, 2012


Next guest up is Dennis LeLoup, the school librarian at both Avon Intermediate Schools (Grades 5-6).

Dennis is the current President of the Indiana Library Federation and was recently appointed to serve on the 2014 Caldecott Committee(ALSC). He is also serving another term on the ALA Council as a Councilor-at-large. Learn more about him at:
http://eduscapes...leloup.html

Interactions can begin as soon as Dennis posts his response to this year's lead-in query:
"What is the most important issue or activity facing you in your school library this fall?"