School Librarian Events and Resources from Amanda Jones
Dear School Librarians,
Pictured left to right: Amanda Jones, Tom Bober, Melissa Thom, and Joyce Valenza at the IASL22 Conference in Columbia, South Carolina.
Attending the IASL Conferece - July 2022
July 11-15, 2022, I was fortunate to attend and present at the International Association of School Librarians Conference in Columbia, SC. I want to give a HUGE shout out to my friend Andrea Trudeau. Andrea is a school librarian in Illinois and we presented together at this conference.....BUT....Andrea presented virtually all the way from Tanzania! Our presentation was titled "Using Virtual Reality to Explore the World Around Us". If you would like a copy of our presentation resources, visit https://www.smore.com/ts8rk. Follow Andrew on Twitter and check out what she is doing in Tanzania and Kenya.
Have Some Cardboard?
I saw this Tweet by Erik Murray on Twitter with an amazing list of 25 Cardboard STEM Activities. I cannot wait to try some of these with my students. AND....if you're not familiar with the Global Cardboard Challenge created by Caine Monroy, check out THIS LINK and watch the video below. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter!
July 26-28th: Adobe for Education Summit
The Adobe Education team is excited to welcome you and fellow educators from around the globe to the free, online Adobe Education Summit July 26-28, 2022 for three days of connecting, learning, and infusing creativity into the classroom across all subject areas.
August 3rd: Back to School—How to Teach Copyright This Year
C&C educators welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year as we introduce our FREE K-12 resources for teaching copyright and fair use. See firsthand how they are used with students in the classroom and online.
Join the 2021 SLJ Librarians of the Year, Amanda Jones and Diane Mokuau, as they share their winning strategies for school library programs. These two librarians will share the different programming that makes their libraries award winners, how they incorporate technology in the library, unique funding ideas, the importance of advocacy, community involvement, partnerships, and more. REGISTER HERE
LDOE Teacher Leader Lagniappe Podcast
It was an honor to be on the Louisiana Teacher Leader podcast to share about the importance of school libraries!
LGBTQ+ books at Livingston Parish libraries spark heated debate
It can be scary to speak up as educators in today's climate. Read this article on what is happening in my parish (we have parishes instead of counties). I'll be blogging on this for AASL's KQ soon, so stay tuned. READ HERE
Written by Lara Nicholson
Librarians Wrap Up a Difficult Year
This article by by Shannon Maughan in Publishers Weekly features 6 of my favorite school librarians: Elissa Malespina, Steve Tetreault, Andrea Trudeau, Faith Huff, K.C. Boyd, and Blake Hopper. It's a great read discussing the school year from school librarians across a variety of states.
Launching this fall! The Joyful Learning Podcast (https://anchor.fm/joyfullearningmedia) is a new podcast and online community whose mission is to highlight and celebrate examples of joyful lifelong learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. Hosted by Melissa Thom, President of the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) and 2022 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, the podcast will feature conversations with educators, authors, librarians, makers and others—who are passionate about making teaching and learning joyful for all children, young adults, and educators everywhere. The show will launch this fall and is available via Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, etc. If you would like to share something that you are passionate about and brings you joy, fill out this form (https://forms.gle/fp8h5BjeYDG4zfYf6). Be sure to follow the Joyful Learning Podcast on Twitter (@Joyfullearnpod), Instagram (@TheJoyfullearningPod), and become a member of the Joyful Learning Pod Facebook community (https://bit.ly/joyfullearningpodFB).
School librarian in Watson, LA. More info at librarianjones.com.