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Expert interviews, action steps, and behind-the-shelves secrets from veteran school librarians… all tied together by my mission to build your personal learning network (PLN) and take charge of your professional development so you will flourish as an effective instructional partner in the library, classroom, and school.

Visit www.laurasheneman.com/contact to nominate someone for an interview.

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Expert interviews, action steps, and behind-the-shelves secrets from veteran school librarians… all tied together by my mission to build your personal learning network (PLN) and take charge of your professional development so you will flourish as an effective instructional partner in the library, classroom, and school.

Visit www.laurasheneman.com/contact to nominate someone for an interview.

    School Libraries as Equity Engines: with Len Bryan

    School Libraries as Equity Engines: with Len Bryan

    The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Len Bryan. Len has worked in school libraries across several states. He currently works in Denver, Colorado as the Manager of Library Technical Systems where he leads the district’s technical services team in providing access to library resources, including books, eBooks, databases and the Destiny OPAC.

    Shownotes:  https://www.laurasheneman.com/post/school-libraries-as-equity-engines-with-len-bryan 

    • 45 min
    The School Librarian Is an Equity Champion: with K.C. Boyd

    The School Librarian Is an Equity Champion: with K.C. Boyd

    The Librarian Influencer of the Week is K.C. Boyd. She has worked in school libraries for 23 years in elementary, middle, high school, and administrative levels of school libraries. She is currently working at a middle school in Washington D.C.
    Shownotes: https://www.laurasheneman.com/post/the-school-librarian-is-an-equity-champion-with-k-c-boyd 

    • 27 min
    Librarians Transform, Adapt and Lead: with Diamantina Garcia

    Librarians Transform, Adapt and Lead: with Diamantina Garcia

    The Librarian Influencer of the Week is 11 year veteran librarian, Diamantina Garcia. She recently transitioned from an elementary to middle school library position in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. Right now her district is still engaged in remote learning.

    Shownotes: https://www.laurasheneman.com/post/librarians-transform-adapt-and-lead-with-diamantina-garcia 

    • 31 min
    Without the Librarian the Library Is Just a Room of Books: with Kayla McNaughton

    Without the Librarian the Library Is Just a Room of Books: with Kayla McNaughton

    The Librarian Influencer of the Week is New Yorker Kayla McNaughton.  After 5 years in the library, Kayla switched jobs this summer to become a Teacher Integration Specialist where she supports librarians and teachers across her vast county.

    Shownotes: https://www.laurasheneman.com/post/without-the-librarian-the-library-is-just-a-room-of-books-with-kayla-mcnaughton 

    • 29 min
    Librarians Are Teachers: with Linda Martinez

    Librarians Are Teachers: with Linda Martinez

    The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Texas librarian Linda Martinez.  She worked at an elementary school library along the Texas/Mexico border for several years and transitioned to a middle school library just a few weeks ago. 

    Shownotes: https://www.laurasheneman.com/post/librarians-are-teachers-with-linda-martinez 
     

    • 44 min
    Libraries Are the Heart of the School: with Jessica Fitzpatrick

    Libraries Are the Heart of the School: with Jessica Fitzpatrick

    The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Texas librarian Jessica Fitzpatrick.  She has worked in a middle school library and just transitioned to a high school library this school year. She is the winner of the 2020 TXLA Branding Iron Award for Community Engagement and the TLA District 8 Webmaster.

    Shownotes: https://www.laurasheneman.com/post/libraries-are-the-heart-of-the-school-with-jessica-fitzpatrick 

    • 26 min

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dragonfly2657 ,

Good podcast for school librarians

I’m very thankful that someone is doing this - interviewing teacher librarians about their work, projects, vision and experience. It’s really interesting to hear about how people interpret the TL role. Only reasons for 4 stars not 5 is that sometimes the content is very US-focused and the style of questioning can be about repetitive. By always good to listen when I’m feeling a bit discouraged or lazy about my role - it can turn me right around and make me enthusiastic again.

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