Teacher Librarians:

Join Us for "Better Together: Collaborative Conversations!"

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Monthly Sessions for Iowa School Teacher Librarians

Have you ever wanted to reach out to other teacher librarians to get ideas, collaborate with other teacher librarians to "talk shop" or network with other teacher librarians?

If so, Iowa's AEAs are providing you that opportunity! Join AEA library and media consultants for the monthly "Better Together" webinar series. This year's online conversations will focus on the School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions from AASL. In between all the serious conversations, we'll also allow time for you to build relationships with other teacher librarians across the state because we're BETTER together!

And the best part? No cost, no long agenda and no drive time!

The Details


3:45 - 4:15 p.m.


First Thursday of the month, October 2020 - May 2021

Oct. 8, 2020

Topic: The Whole Teacher Librarian: Self-Care

Facilitators: Jill Hageman and Mindy Reimer, Keystone AEA

Nov. 5, 2020

Topic: Building Instructional Partnerships

Facilitators: Sarah Latcham, Iowa City CSD, and Dianna Geers, Grant Wood AEA

Dec. 3, 2020

Topic: Teacher as Facilitator

Facilitators: Joanna Freking-Smith, Storm Lake CSD, and Christine Sturgeon, Prairie Lakes AEA

Jan. 7, 2021

Topic: Leader Within - Supporting the Leaders in Your School

Facilitator: Cari Teske, Central Rivers AEA

Feb. 4, 2021

Topic: Teacher Librarians as Informational Specialists

Facilitator: Cari Teske, Central Rivers AEA

March 4, 2021

Topic: Celebrating School Libraries & Librarians

Facilitator: Dianna Geers, Grant Wood AEA

April 1, 2021

Topic: Teacher Librarians as Program Administrators

Facilitator: Christine Sturgeon, Prairie Lakes AEA

May 6, 2021

Topic: Looking Back -- Reflecting on the 2020-21 School Year

Facilitator: Sarah Fink, Green Hills AEA

Questions or Need More Information?

Reach out to the teacher librarian/library contact in your local AEA.

Register Now!

Please register so we can better prepare for our sessions!

Access the Sessions!

The Better Together Series will be held each month via Zoom. You can connect with video or audio.

Iowa's Area Education Agencies