Technology and the Modern Librarian

ITEC 2015 Presentation

Rethinking the role of the librarian

With today's literacy demands expanding well beyond print and technology expanding the reach of the librarian well beyond the physical walls of the library, the role of the teacher librarian is being redefined.

Here a few things technology has allowed me to do for the growth of my students, my staff, and for myself!

What is a Librarian?

School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian

Technology Support for Students

Literacy Support

  • Book Trailers
  • Book Talks
  • Electronic Voting
  • Fluency Recordings
  • Writing activities
Mystery Book Talk by EmmaR
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"Fridge Magnet" Poetry created by Kaylee C. using Google Drawings


  • Titan Hill Library Website
  • Titan Hill Symbaloo
  • Google Classroom (for the library)
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Connected Experiences

  • Mystery Skypes
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Google Hangouts (with authors and classes)
  • Opportunities to expand knowledge base (videos, music, etc.)
TH Thank You from Laura Murray

Digital Citizenship

Technology Support for Staff

Library Services Menu

Technology Integration Support for Staff

The Connected Librarian


Twitter is a great way to network, something librarians do well. In addition to following some great librarians and organizations. Twitter chats are an amazing way to connect with other educators and other librarians, to share ideas, and to stay current with technology and titles.

Here are a few people and chats to follow on Twitter:

Librarians/Organizations to follow on Twitter:









Chats and Hashtags:








Blogs are another amazing way to follow along with fellow librarians and share ideas. Here are some of my favorites to follow:

Iowa Association of School Librarians:

The Daring Librarian (Gwenyth A. Jones):

Renovated Learning (Diana Rendina):

Watch.Connect.Read (John Schumaker):

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer is the Teacher Librarian at Titan Hill Intermediate, a 2nd-5th grade building in Council Bluff's Lewis Central School District. Prior to becoming the Teacher Librarian, Lynn taught 7th grade Reading for 13 years in Plattsmouth, NE.