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July 31, 2020
The 2020 School Year is going to be a virtual start for many schools.  Hear how Amanda Johnson is preparing to support her school community.
June 28, 2020
Hear how Wendy Cope motivates her readers and sponsors clubs and activity nights to create a library community.
June 22, 2020
Learn how Martha Bongiorno builds SEL into her collection and her library programming.
June 15, 2020
Learn how Carrie Betts considers all the stakeholders and steps to building a collection to support the entire school community.
June 8, 2020
Learn important strategies for successfully participating in a virtual interview from Courtney Pentland.
June 1, 2020
Hear how Melissa Thom collaborates in building a culture of reading and strengthens relationships with students remotely!
May 25, 2020
Tune in and hear K.C. Boyd's address microaggressions and share successful strategies for making #goodtrouble in advocating for school librarians and their programs in D.C Public Schools.
May 18, 2020
Learn how Stephanie Fiedler applies the Danish principles of  Hygge into library spaces and programming and finds happiness.
May 11, 2020
Hear Jennifer Lewis share expert strategies and techniques for making the most of Skype in your Library.
May 4, 2020
Tune in to hear how Jennifer Lewis builds tech into her programming and badges into her lessons and PD.
April 27, 2020
Learn how Amanda Jones uses OERs to support her library program and her teachers.
April 20, 2020
Are you doing everything you can to encourage checkouts? Chelsea Groustra and Christina Zimmerman share their strategies!
April 15, 2020
Learn how Angie Miller has transformed her program into a virtual one while still supporting her school community.
April 12, 2020
Learn award-winning strategies from Laura Foy on supporting all students, all subjects AND building reading culture.
April 6, 2020
Who hasn't had their library space used and misused? Sara Marshall shares her strategies for addressing this challenge.
March 30, 2020
Learn how Angela Wojtecki promotes student voice in her library programming.
March 22, 2020
Wendy Garland shares strategies for promoting both her library program and nonfiction collection.
March 16, 2020
Finally.  An edtech presentation created by and for school librarians.  Tune in to hear my MACUL presentation "Time for Tech to Work for Us"
March 9, 2020
Be inspired by a favorite instructor at UNC Greensboro.
March 2, 2020
Hear Michelle Craig share her strategies for providing an inviting and supportive space for English Language Learning students.
February 23, 2020
Ever wonder what it is like to serve on the Newbery Award Selection Committee? K.C. Boyd gives us an insider's perspective.
February 17, 2020
What role do you play in ending literacy shaming? Learn about Steve Tetreault's campaign to raise awareness and support our readers and their book choices.
February 9, 2020
Tune in as Maggi Rohde shares the process and considerations for genrefying her library.
February 3, 2020
What does reader's choice look like in your library? Listen to how Jenelle Crocker balances the challenges of choice with the realities we face in our libraries every day.
January 26, 2020
Makerspace can be powerful extensions of our library programming.  Hear how Tamiko Brown extends makerspace opportunities to the classrooms and home with her students!
January 20, 2020
Hear how Joy Currie empowered her graduating seniors with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed after high school.
January 13, 2020
Hear how Laurie Alden inspires inquiry in her students and her journey to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator.
January 6, 2020
There is nothing easy about working full-time while completing a Masters degree in Library Science. Hear Patrick Taylor share his story.
December 16, 2019
Listen as Kelly Boston shares strategies and resources for supporting LGBTQ+ students.
December 9, 2019
Tune in as Kelly Hincks shares strategies for collaboration and resources for coding in your library program.
December 2, 2019
Tune in to hear Melissa Thom share her strategies and resources for building a schoolwide culture of reading.
November 25, 2019
Be inspired as K.C. Boyd shares her journey and strategies for motivating readers and makes #GoodTrouble for her library everyday.
November 18, 2019
Whether it is ISTE or EdCamp, teaching PD or changing libraries, Tiffany Whitehead brings experience and expertise.
November 8, 2019
Tune in as Amanda Jones shares strategies for being awarded grants and locating creative funding for her library program.
November 4, 2019
Tune in to hear great strategies and suggestions on how to renew interest in this often underappreciated corner of our collection.
October 28, 2019
Tune in to hear Nikki D. Robertson share her perspectives on using social media to promote student learning and our role as EdTech leaders.
October 21, 2019
Learn strategies and find lots of resources you can use with your youngest patrons! Amanda Johnson shares her techniques for working with Littles everyday.
October 14, 2019
Learn strategies to address the most challenging of student checkout personalities and hear from school librarians during our annual state conference.
October 7, 2019
Dangers are lurking all around our libraries.  Our jobs impact everything from what we wear to our health and our mindset.
September 27, 2019
It isn't enough to promote your program at the building level.  Tune in to find out how 2 experts made a difference in their districts and home states.
September 22, 2019
Tune in for reflections on the upcoming Banned Books Week and an important conversation with Deb Zeman.  Resources and additional podcast recommendations included.
September 14, 2019
Listen as Amanda Jones shares her award-winning strategies for successfully promoting your library program on social media.
September 9, 2019
Tune in for a fascinating interview with JoyAnn Boudreau for strategies and resources for supporting LGBTQ+ and ALL students.
August 31, 2019
Welcome to Season 2!  This summer, school librarians, shared their best suggestions, tips and tricks for building relationships, managing your time, prioritizing, programming and a librarian's mindset!
July 11, 2019
Hear all about the excitement in Parma Michigan this week and learn how you can create a nErDcamp of your own.
July 6, 2019
Tune in for the highlights of every episode of Season 1.  And be sure to revisit any episodes you may have missed.  Happy Listening!
June 30, 2019
Tune in to hear all about how school librarians connected and networked at the largest international ed tech conference.
June 17, 2019
How do you prove your value to your building? Promoting ourselves and ALL the skills we bring is essential if we are going to protect our role in our schools.
June 10, 2019
Are some areas of your collection protected from weeding?  What about the classics, award winners and even your reference section?  Tune in to find out why your collection benefits from EXTREME weeding.
June 3, 2019
Summertime means interview season is upon us.  Tune in and learn how resumes and interviews have changed over the years.  School Librarians and educators of all grade levels can benefit from all these resources.
May 20, 2019
What do you do when checkout has ended but the classes keep coming to the library?  Consider the suggestions and visit the attached resources which you can use today to make these last visits to the library meaningful and fun for everyone!
May 13, 2019
How do you promote summer reading in your library? What can School Librarians do to minimize the "summer slide"?
May 6, 2019
As if the end of the year weren't chaotic enough, there's a good chance plans have been made for your library.  Tune in this month for episodes devoted to the the unique challenges we face during the last weeks of school.
April 29, 2019
Thanks to the nature of our profession, we will all experience some level of burnout during our careers.  Learn the signs and how you can find the self-care which best serves your needs.
April 15, 2019
Do you get pushback about your graphic novels?  Does everyone support your students reading these books? Join me as we consider the misconceptions and winning rationale to promote graphic novels for all our students.
April 8, 2019
How often do you feel like you are expected to be the expert only to realize just how much you don't actually know.  Good news! School Librarians are expert search engines.
April 1, 2019
How do you address lost and ruined books in your library?  This is a challenge libraries have always faced.  There are no easy answers and yet, our collections depend on loss prevention and recovery.  Tune in and decide for yourself.
March 25, 2019
Join me as I address our role in promoting diversity in our collections, strategies for obtaining funding and sharing out resources and interviews from #MACUL19
March 11, 2019
Do you dread leaving your library even for 1 day?  You aren't alone. Tune in and I'll share some nightmares - and some helpful tips for preparing for the day you too have a substitute in the library.
March 4, 2019
Covering multiple libraries is becomming more and more common.  Listen and learn about strategies for keeping organized and ready to teach whether you teach in 1 library or 4!!!
February 25, 2019
Where does Dr. Seuss fit in our collection today?  Join me as I wrestle with the contentious issue of racist and xenophobic art by a much loved children's author.
February 18, 2019
Have your teachers included Genius Hours, Passion Projects or 20% Time in their lessons?  If so, this is your time to shine.  Time to showcase your collection, research lessons, databases and collaboration skills!
February 11, 2019
What do you do when you are handed a self-published book?  How does your library include these books in your collection?  Join me as I consider the process and implications that come with self-publication.
February 4, 2019
Where do podcasts fit into your life?  Join me as I share all the podcasts which help me do my job everyday.  Podcasts offer us a perfect way to personalize our PD.  Perhaps you'll find a new favorite.
January 28, 2019
How do you strike a balance in purchasing for your collection? What do you do to insure your students' choices are included and to what extent does crude humor find its way onto your shelves?  Take a listen and decide for yourself.
January 21, 2019
How often have you resorted to self-censorship in your collection, circulation and checkout procedures?  Is it just cowardly or have we just decided that compromising is necessary? This episode will ask you to call into question many practices used in school libraries today.
January 14, 2019
What do you honestly think about celebrity authors' contribution to children's lit?  Are children's books becoming more politicized?  Will your collection benefit from Netflix's latest sensation Tidying Up?  Tune in to find out.
January 7, 2019
Join me as we consider what makes our day and listen to one librarian's story of overcoming a complete loss to find joy in her job as a school librarian.
December 17, 2018
Join me as I address how the Holidays impact our library program.  While our libraries cannot escape the craziness and disruption of our routines, we can embrace the chaos and have some fun along the way.  Happy New Year!
December 10, 2018
Find out what happens when a publisher decides to stop publishing a popular title in my collection.
December 3, 2018
Join me as I address the contentious issue of Wikipedia and what role it has, if any in our students' research strategies.
November 19, 2018
Join me as I consider why school librarians exemplify what it means to be lifelong learners.  I share feedback from a discussion board asking people from around the country to share their journey in becoming school librarians.
November 12, 2018
Join me as I contemplate how school librarians address the issue of leveled books both in our own libraries and classroom libraries.  How do we support our students who have learned to look for levels on the books they read and why we need to empower students to find books which they find both manageable and interesting.
November 5, 2018
Join me as I consider the use of parent and student volunteers as well as district employees as assistants in my libraries. Also in today's episode: Dwarsliggers and the Awful Library Book Ladies!
October 29, 2018
Join me as I share the presentation which I gave at MAME 45 this past week: Live Your Best...Library.  I will also give an overview of this conference which is the state conference for school librarians in Michigan.  Don't live in Michigan?  This episode is full of great ideas for any school library organization planning a conference as well as for individuals planning on attending or presenting at a conference.
October 15, 2018
Join me as I consider collaboration with building teachers, principal, school district and fellow school librarians.  How does our schedule affect the collaboration and impact we can make?
October 8, 2018
Join me as I delve into the divisive issue of classroom libraries and our role in supporting them as school librarians.  Challenge the recommendations for teachers in creating a library of their own.  Recognize the struggle for school funding and how librarians and teachers can team up to support our shared goal of growing readers.
October 2, 2018
Join me as I wrestle with the contentious topic of book snobbery in the library.  Aren't we trained to be selective and judicious in how we spend our limited funding?  On the other hand, we are responsible for servicing all our students' reading interests - not just the ones we deem worthy.  And why all our collections should have a dessert section for our students.
September 24, 2018
Join me as I delve into the thorny topic of the role school librarians play as "Book Wardens" with our checkout policies and students' book choices.  Can our decisions be justified and are our interactions with students reasonable when it comes to book choices?
September 10, 2018
Join me as I tackle the issue of purchasing materials for your collection.  Avoid the pitfalls and consider how we prioritize how we spend our limited funds.  I also share where I get my ideas for which titles to purchase.
September 3, 2018
Join me as I tackle the challenges of discarding books from your library collection.  I'll share lots of strategies for repurposing discards as well as the mistakes I've learned over the years.  Discarding is necessary but it doesn't have to always be unpleasant!
August 27, 2018
Join me as I tackle the challenges of weeding a school library collection.
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