But school library services aren’t just for kids, they are for teachers too!
To give you more of an idea of what my job is, here’s an overview of Kenwood Library Media Center offerings. The travel theme is inspired by two outstanding North Dakota school librarians - Miste Werle and Barbara Sandstrom - whose original brochure is on Miste’s blog.
“Book” A Trip With Your Library Media Specialist
Your Library Media Specialist is here to help you go places! Here’s a short list to start off:
- Request books or web resources on a topic
- Integrate tech, web or multi-media tools
- Plan projects with high quality resources
- Recruit a community guest speaker
- Get help finding/creating rubrics
- Visit for a class research workshop
An agent will drive through the catalog to find/purchase books, video, eBooks, and electronic resources to support classroom learning.
Hiking Through the Forest
An agent will hike through the web 2.0 forest to find digital tools to support classroom learning. An agent will assist and provide tech support for account activation and set-up. (ex: Padlet, Wikispaces, Weebly, etc.)
A Day at the Beach
An agent will surf through the web and collect resources, links, and activities to support classroom learning.
Picnic in the Park
An agent will spend quality time with a student to meet his/her individual media/ informational need (ex: student passwords, finding just right books, finding a research topic, etc.)
An agent will provide a one-time lesson on a topic to support a specific instructional need (ex: technology care, acceptable use policy, database searches, research help, virtual field trip, storytelling, etc.)
An agent will be an extra set of hands, for a technology, research, or informational activity.
An agent will collaborate with you on a unit of study. Each person will teach a part of a the unit separately, but be working toward a common end goal.
An agent will provide a series of Professional Development trainings on a technology, research, or informational resource/tool (ex: website building, technology integration, World Book Encyclopedia, etc.)
Island Hopping Cruise
An agent will join your classroom for rotating small group lessons during a unit of study (ex: Daily 5, Social Studies, Science, etc.)