Liberty Public Schools, Secondary Library Media Team
With one-to-one, the library is no longer constrained by physical parameters. There is an enormous opportunity to reach patrons no matter the time of day. Instruction truly becomes point of need and can be repeated as often as is necessary. The key is to move forward steadily on items that will reach the most learners. Trying to re-make your curriculum/program in a brief period of time is detrimental; slow, steady growth should be the goal. Collaboration remains difficult, but offers unique ways to share and grow.
GoogleDocs Keyword Organizer Example
Smore/Tackk Student-Created Tackk
LiveBinder French Cuisine
Collection Development/ Readers' Advisory Highlight
Our thinking is continuing to evolve as we work to meet the needs of students and staff in a digital learning environment. We are challenged by the ever-changing availability of resources so we fulfill needs through multiple vendors and formats to meet our information requirements. Specifically, we use OverDrive, FollettShelf, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and databases to provide digital content for our students and staff.
Books in Print
YALSA's Teen Book Finder (app)
Professional Development Highlight
Professional development has been so vital as we have made a digital transformation. While the biggest staff challenges have been transitioning to a digital learning environment, grading/giving feedback digitally, and being overwhelmed, following an EdCamp/Unconference format has been a positive way to support all staff and provide opportunities for growth.
Librarians are tour guides for all of knowledge. –Patrick Ness
Liberty Schools, Secondary Library Media Team
Andrea Sumy, Liberty North High School
Beth Marley, Heritage Middle School
Susan Miller, Discovery Middle School
Susan Martin, Liberty Middle School
Robin Lewis, South Valley Middle School